Patient Safety / Quality

Study: Extended shifts associated with nurse burnout and patient dissatisfaction

“The Longer The Shifts For Hospital Nurses, The Higher The Levels Of Burnout And Patient Dissatisfaction,” in November’s Health Affairs, found that nurses working shifts of 10 hours or longer were up to two and a half times more likely than nurses working shorter shifts to experience burnout and job dissatisfaction, and as the proportion of hospital nurses working shifts of more than 13 hours increased, patients’ dissatisfaction with care increased. Read more.


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