An International Examination of the Cost of Turnover and its Impact on Patient Safety and Nurse Outcomes - The Pilot Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149124
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An International Examination of the Cost of Turnover and its Impact on Patient Safety and Nurse Outcomes - The Pilot Study
Abstract:
An International Examination of the Cost of Turnover and its Impact on Patient Safety and Nurse Outcomes - The Pilot Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Stone, Patricia W., PhD, MPH, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Columbia University
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing, Education, Scholarship, Research
Co-Authors:Christine Duffield, RN, BScN, MHP, PhD, FACHSE; Pat Griffin, RN, PhD; Patricia Hinton Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN; Heather K. S. Laschinger, RN, PhD; Linda L. O'Brien-Pallas, RN, PhD; Judith Shamian, RN, PhD
Purpose: The purpose of this international collaboration is to determine the costs associated with nurse turnover and staffing and the related impact on patient and nurse safety outcomes across countries. This paper will report on a pilot study completed to examine the cost of turnover. Design: A purposive cross section of medical and surgical units was selected from one province or state in each of the countries studied. Population, Setting, and Sample: Unit Managers from two medical and two surgical units from each country were asked to participate in the pilot study. Surveys were distributed in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Scotland. Methods: The survey used in this pilot study was adapted from Buchan’s (1999) earlier work and included a series of questions related to budgeted full-time equivalents, new hires, turnover, and direct and indirect costs of turnover on the nursing unit in the last six months. Respondents were asked to indicate actual responses to the questions and availability of data for the study. Findings: Data from 11 medical and surgical nursing units across all six countries were used in the final analysis. Findings revealed that the average cost of turnover per nurse was $21,514 US (SD=$12,226). The pilot study allowed us to identify the availability of data and where further refinement of definitions of variables was needed. Conclusions: As a result of the pilot work, changes have been made to the survey, definitions of variables, and the sampling frame. Secondary data sources will be used whenever possible to reduce the cost of primary data collection. Implications: This pilot work has provided us with information to enhance our approach to measuring turnover in different countries. A larger collaboration is underway which will involve a random sample of hospitals in each country.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn International Examination of the Cost of Turnover and its Impact on Patient Safety and Nurse Outcomes - The Pilot Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149124-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An International Examination of the Cost of Turnover and its Impact on Patient Safety and Nurse Outcomes - The Pilot Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Stone, Patricia W., PhD, MPH, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Columbia University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing, Education, Scholarship, Research</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ps2024@columbia.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Christine Duffield, RN, BScN, MHP, PhD, FACHSE; Pat Griffin, RN, PhD; Patricia Hinton Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN; Heather K. S. Laschinger, RN, PhD; Linda L. O'Brien-Pallas, RN, PhD; Judith Shamian, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this international collaboration is to determine the costs associated with nurse turnover and staffing and the related impact on patient and nurse safety outcomes across countries. This paper will report on a pilot study completed to examine the cost of turnover. Design: A purposive cross section of medical and surgical units was selected from one province or state in each of the countries studied. Population, Setting, and Sample: Unit Managers from two medical and two surgical units from each country were asked to participate in the pilot study. Surveys were distributed in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Scotland. Methods: The survey used in this pilot study was adapted from Buchan&rsquo;s (1999) earlier work and included a series of questions related to budgeted full-time equivalents, new hires, turnover, and direct and indirect costs of turnover on the nursing unit in the last six months. Respondents were asked to indicate actual responses to the questions and availability of data for the study. Findings: Data from 11 medical and surgical nursing units across all six countries were used in the final analysis. Findings revealed that the average cost of turnover per nurse was $21,514 US (SD=$12,226). The pilot study allowed us to identify the availability of data and where further refinement of definitions of variables was needed. Conclusions: As a result of the pilot work, changes have been made to the survey, definitions of variables, and the sampling frame. Secondary data sources will be used whenever possible to reduce the cost of primary data collection. Implications: This pilot work has provided us with information to enhance our approach to measuring turnover in different countries. A larger collaboration is underway which will involve a random sample of hospitals in each country.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:56:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:56:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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