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One hospital's strategic initiative to eliminate agency staffing

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Journal
Nurse Leader
1541-4612
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
3
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.mnl.2005.01.011
Keywords
  • Features

Abstract

Abstract In 2001, Hartford Hospital spent $5.2 million on agency staffing, representing more than 9% of its total budgeted nursing salary dollars for the period. Our reliance on agency staff was a significant financial burden. In addition, quality of care issues arose related to inconsistent caregivers and value differences between the organization and the nonhospital staff.

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