Monday, March 14, 2016

Nurses are Essential to Delivering Cost Effective Care (an infographic)

We talk a lot about how EHRs can help improve the cost effectiveness of medical treatments. But what's one of the primary ways to cut costs? Turns out it revolves around nurses. 

Hiring more nurses is crucial for things such as lowering patient mortality, and reducing number of days patients spend in hospitals and other cost-related items. As you can see, hospitals with lower patient-to-nurse ratios had total of 6,239 fewer infections, with an annual cost saving of up to $68 million. You can find out more by taking a look at the full infographic here: