Janice V Belcher

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Conducting research and using evidence-based practice play a major role in achieving Magnet status, the sought-after recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to healthcare institutions that exhibit nursing excellence. The authors present a synopsis of a conference sponsored by a Sigma Theta Tau International consortium in which a(More)
OBJECTIVES With decreasing healthcare reimbursement, nurse administrators need to aggressively manage care for high-resource users of hospital services to ensure the viability of their healthcare organization. The objective of this study was to (1) investigate frequent Medicare inpatient admission and emergency department users, (2) investigate Medicare day(More)
Over 25% of the elderly reside in rural areas. Elders residing in rural areas have incomes that are approximately 20% less than their urban counterparts. One year of data on the 1,972 admissions of Medicare patients to a 150-bed rural hospital was studied to seek the commonalties marking four LOS categories of patients, including their 17+ day LOS outliers.(More)
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