Tag: Healthcare management

KPMG forecasts hospital closures, healthcare and life sciences mergers

Editor's Note:  Investors see particular opportunity for mergers in healthcare and life sciences companies, Chief Healthcare Executive reported January 5. Citing the 2024 outlook of audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG, the report notes that 61% of investors expect deal-making to increase in these sectors, while only 9% expect to…

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By: Matt Danford
January 12, 2024
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Lack of accurate information on patient deaths in California strains resources

Editor's Note In California, 20% of patients who have died were still being shown as alive with a serious illness in their medical records, leading to wasteful outreach and strain on hospital workers’ time, MedicalXpress December 4 reports. The findings were originally published in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Due to a…

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By: Brita Belli
December 4, 2023
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Impact of nurse staffing challenges on clinical outcomes

Editor's Note This study by nurse researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham examines nurse staffing and its relationship to quality nursing care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the findings: Pearson correlation showed a statistically significant, moderately strong negative correlation between the active RN full-time equivalent (FTE) and average…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 22, 2023
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Impact of span of control on nurse managers, hospital outcomes

Editor's Note This study from nurse researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham identifies factors associated with span of control in nursing management, which encompasses the complexities of the nurse manager’s role in acute care settings. Data from 22 peer-reviewed articles were included in the analysis. Principal findings include:…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 21, 2023
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