Researchers from the University of Michigan, the University and Colorado, and Marquette University have demonstrated differences of individual nurse performance in quality of care, based on individual nurse level data linked to patient-specific outcomes.
"This groundbreaking research, released in a the new issue of Health Services Research featuring the Best of the 2014 Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, lays an empirical foundation for recognizing individual nurses as each being a unique and integral component of care delivery," said University of Michigan officials. "Achieving high-quality patient care and reducing costs will require that high-performing nurses are identified, recognized, and rewarded."
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