HIGH WORKLOADS FOR STAFF ON PATIENT’S ADMISSION DAY MAY WORSEN PATIENT’S OUTCOME

A recent report suggests that higher workloads for hospital staff on a patient’s admission day increase the length of stay, mortality risk (risk of dieing) and total costs. The study was based upon a retrospective study of 5742 adults admitted to an academic (medical school affiliated) hospital. Maybe hospital administrators should make sure there is enough staff on hand in the admissions department to see that all of the paper work and initial patient assessments are performed correctly.

Read an abstract of the study, which was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine

Dan Frith

Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.