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State of America’s Hospitals -- Taking the Pulse: Findings from the 2007 AHA Survey of Hospital Leaders
Hospitals face workforce shortages that are affect

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By Barry Leonard (ed)
Year: 2007
Pages: 24
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 142898805X

Hospitals face workforce shortages that are affecting patient care; for example, they had an estimated 116,000 registered nurse vacancies as of Dec. 2006. Nearly half of emergency depts. (ED) are “at” or “over” capacity, & 55% of hospitals experienced gaps in specialty coverage in the ED. Hospitals are taking a variety of actions to bolster disaster readiness including participation in large scale drills, establishing back-up communications plans & developing resource sharing plans with other hospitals. This report summarizes the results of a survey sent to approximately 5,000 community hospital CEO’s in late Feb. 2007 via fax & E-mail. Data was collected through March 2007. A total of 840 responses were received, a response rate of 17%. Graphs.

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