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The average length of stay (LOS) of patients in hospitals has declined rapidly since the introduction of the prospective payment system. It has been argued by nurses that reduced LOS is associated with increased nursing resource consumption, but there has been little empirical evidence to support the argument. The authors offer evidence of a relationship… (More)
The SETT Framework is widely used by collaborative teams in all phases of assistive technology service delivery. Using the SETT Framework as a guide, teams build shared knowledge about the strengths, challenges, and interests of a student, the facilitators and barriers of the student’s customary environments, and tasks that the student must do or learn to… (More)
How can medical-surgical and critical care units reduce their nursing care hours per patient day (HPPD)? When nurse executives understand the impact of professional, nonprofessional, and technological support services on HPPD they can work toward further cost reduction without adversely affecting the quality of patient care.