Nursing has struggled for a time a long time to take its place at the budget table to make a case about what nurses can do to reduce costs and not just increase costs. This article provides a good example of a study that focuses on the need to be clearer about the impact of nursing care and that nurses can make important contributions to the budget process and financial management.
Address each of the following in a short paper
1.Provide specific examples of how staffing impacts patient care
2.Discuss the relationship between adverse events, patient characteristics, and nurse staffing
3.If you were a manager on a patient care unit, how might you use this article on a micro-level?
4.How has the Affordable Healthcare Act impacted hospitals financially include changes in reimbursement based on an article from your portfolio