Each additional patient in a nurse’s workload is associated with 8% higher odds of an early readmission.
Better nursing work environments are associated with superior care.
Thanks to an infusion of new RNs into the profession, the predicted nursing shortage is looking much less threatening.
The first wave of baby boomers will be turning 80 in 2026, but now is the time to get ready for this enormous demographic shift that will place unprecedented demands on American health care and long-term care systems. Called the “Silver Tsunami”, the tidal wave of 78 million aging baby boomers threatens to overwhelm a health care system that is currently not fully equipped to handle the onslaught.