October 9, 2015

Magnet hospitals associated with better patient experience

Editor's Note

Magnet recognition is associated with better patient care experiences, which may enhance reimbursement for hospitals, this study finds.

Nurse researchers compared 212 Magnet hospitals with 212 non-Magnet hospitals. Patients in Magnet hospitals gave their hospitals higher overall ratings, were more likely to recommend their hospitals, and reported more positive care experiences with nurse communication.

Stimpfel, A. W., Sloane, D. M., McHugh, M. D. and Aiken, L. H. (2015), Hospitals Known for Nursing Excellence Associated with Better Hospital Experience for Patients. Health Services Research. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12357

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