Why hospitals should hire more nurse practitioners

Hospitals with more inpatient nurse practitioners have lower surgical mortality, lower cost of care, and more satisfied patients, research finds.

Katherine Unger Baillie-Penn • futurity
Sept. 23, 2021 ~4 min

Why hospitals should hire more nurse practitioners

Hospitals with more inpatient nurse practitioners have lower surgical mortality, lower cost of care, and more satisfied patients, research finds.

Katherine Unger Baillie-Penn • futurity
Sept. 23, 2021 ~4 min

Nurses are leaving the profession, and replacing them won’t be easy

Long-term solutions to the nursing shortage call for changes that value nurses and offer them a safe place to work.

Rayna M Letourneau, Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of South Florida • conversation
Sept. 17, 2021 ~8 min

Dementia care hinges on potential family caregivers

A new study documents major gaps in who gets dementia care that could help them remain at home. A key factor is potential family caregivers.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Sept. 14, 2021 ~11 min

Nursing homes are ground zero for COVID reinfections

New research sheds light on why COVID-19 hit nursing homes so hard: People in long-term care facilities had more reinfections than the general population.

Yale • futurity
Sept. 2, 2021 ~6 min

Early illness detection improves outcomes for nursing home residents

Early detection of illness among nursing home residents can not only reduce avoidable hospitalizations, but could save nursing homes millions of dollars.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Aug. 20, 2021 ~5 min

Exposure to parental smoking increases risk of rheumatoid arthritis

A new study by investigators from Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital found a potential direct link between exposure to parental smoking during childhood and increased risk of seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) later in life.

Isabella Davis • harvard
Aug. 18, 2021 ~5 min

Vitamin D may protect against young-onset colorectal cancer

Consuming higher amounts of vitamin D – mainly from dietary sources – may help protect against developing young-onset colorectal cancer or precancerous colon polyps, according to the first study to show such an association.

Richard Saltus • harvard
Aug. 17, 2021 ~5 min

Nursing home residents and staff are traumatized from the pandemic - collaborative care can help with recovery

COVID-19 hit long-term care facilities hard. Addressing the trauma that residents and staff endured is key to regaining trust in a space that may no longer feel safe.

Nancy Kusmaul, Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
Aug. 17, 2021 ~9 min

Poll: 59% of Americans say nurses deserve more pay

Results from a recent poll show bipartisan support for paying nurses and health care aides more. Doctors, however, don't find the same support.

U. Chicago • futurity
Aug. 12, 2021 ~6 min

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