TITLE

Computerization Helps Solve Staff Scheduling Problems

AUTHOR(S)
Jecmen, Carol; Stuerke, Nancy M.
PUB. DATE
November 1983
SOURCE
Nursing Economic$;Noc/Dec83, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p209
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Some of the most dramatic legislation enacted since Medicare promises reforms that will demand nursing accountability as never before. The ability to quickly adjust staffing levels by acuity and case mix will become paramount in hospitals financial survival, as they adjust to managing the largest component of the cost to provide services - human resources - in a fixed reimbursement environment. Computerization can help nursing administrators reduce the time required for staffing, while increasing their precision, enhancing planning, improving productivity, and reducing costs. A computerized staff scheduling system allows immediate staffing changes based on census and acuity and provides accurate assessment of personnel efficiency.
ACCESSION #
12122358

 

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