Monday, August 23, 2010

Do Magnet Hospitals Offer Better Working Conditions for Nurses?

A new study says no.

In a new article for Healthcare Finance News, Richard Pizzi reports on research conducted at the University of Maryland's School of Nursing which found that magnet hospitals (although recognized for their treatment of patients) fail to provide better conditions for their nurses.

"We've noticed that the magnet hospital emphasis has little to do with nurse working conditions – work schedules, such as hours, and job demands," said researcher Alison Trinkoff.

Click here to read the article.

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