The nation’s top doctor-managed hospitals’ quality scores are 25 percent higher than manager-run hospitals. A trained physician leader who has “walked the walk” can keep focus on patients while encouraging innovation.
A nurse-led study examined the link between hospital window views and clinical outcomes, considering whether rooms with a view of nature, buildings or the sky affect factors ranging from perceived health to length-of-stay.
A study by a Cleveland Clinic nurse scientist asks nurses to make clinically based predictions about patient outcomes, then reconcile, reflect and learn from those predictions. The process has potential as a teaching tool.