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Apr 21, 2014 12:20:00 PM

Longer Nurse Tenure on Hospital Units Leads to Higher Quality Care

Patients get the best care when they are treated in units that are staffed by nurses who have extensive experience in their current job

When it comes to the cost and quality of hospital care, nurse tenure and teamwork matters. Patients get the best care when they are treated in units that are staffed by nurses who have extensive experience in their current job, according to a study from researchers at Columbia University School of Nursing and Columbia Business School. The study was published in the current issue of the American Economics Journal: Applied Economics.

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