Why Nurses are Essential to Delivering Cost-Effective Care

In the U.S., 1.2 million vacancies for registered nurses will emerge between 2014 and 2022

This infographic by The University of San Francisco explores the various reasons why the need for hiring more nurses is crucial for such things as lowering patient mortality, increasing cost-effective care, and reducing number of days patients spend in hospitals. As you can see, hospitals with lower patient-to-nurse ratios had total of 6,239 fewer infections, with an annual cost saving of up to $68 million.

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