MNA Daily NewsScan, July 17, 2012 – U.S. News: “oh yeah, maybe nurses matter”

17 Jul

NOTES ON NURSING

Finally!!  U.S. News “Best Hospitals” Rating Now Includes Nurse Factor    The  magazine now considers the weight of each measure by itself in relation to  medical outcomes. “Adding more nurses, for example, leads to improved  care, no matter what relationship the nurse staffing measure does or does not  have with any of the other measures.

Weigh in Time:  New Technology of Remote RNs Claims Reduced Mortality in ICU.  Read and return here to comment on this story.

HEALTH CARE

When Public Beats Private:  Community Clinics that Keep Costs Down and Do a Better Job, Too  Federally funded health centers are at the heart of the Affordable Care Act. Now, new research suggests they work just as well — if not better — than private practices.

Child Abuse Admissions Up During Mortgage Crisis  Why nurses are fighting for a Main Street Contract:  The rates of hospital admissions of children for physical abuse and high-risk traumatic brain injury (TBI) have increased over the past 10 years and appear to be associated with the housing mortgage crisis, according to research published online July 16 in Pediatrics.

LABOR NEWS

Chicago Teachers Win 35.74% Wage Increase in Arbitration   Workplace issues like class size, break periods and required time inside the classroom will now likely come to the fore in contract talks with Chicago Public Schools.

 

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