The Resource VA health care : improved staffing methods and greater availability of alternate and flexible work schedules could enhance the recruitment and retention of inpatient nurses : report to congressional requesters

VA health care : improved staffing methods and greater availability of alternate and flexible work schedules could enhance the recruitment and retention of inpatient nurses : report to congressional requesters

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VA health care : improved staffing methods and greater availability of alternate and flexible work schedules could enhance the recruitment and retention of inpatient nurses : report to congressional requesters
Title
VA health care
Title remainder
improved staffing methods and greater availability of alternate and flexible work schedules could enhance the recruitment and retention of inpatient nurses : report to congressional requesters
Title variation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs health care
  • Improved staffing methods and greater availability of alternate and flexible work schedules could enhance the recruitment and retention of inpatient nurses
  • VA registered nurse issues
Title variation remainder
improved staffing methods and greater availability of alternate and flexible work schedules could enhance the recruitment and retention of inpatient nurses
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Registered nurses (RNs) are the largest group of health care providers employed by VA's health care system. RNs are relied on to deliver inpatient care, but VA medical centers (VAMC) face RN recruitment and retention challenges. VAMCs use a patient classification system (PCS) to determine RN staffing on inpatient units by classifying inpatients according to severity of illness to determine the amount of RN care needed. GAO reviewed VAMC inpatient units for (1) the usefulness of information generated by VA's PCS; (2) key factors that affect RN retention; and (3) factors that contribute to delays in hiring RNs. GAO performed a Web-based survey of all VAMC nurse executives; interviewed VA headquarters officials and VAMC nursing officials, and conducted RN focus groups at eight VAMCs visited by GAO. The findings of GAO's survey are generalizable to all nurse executives; however, findings from the focus groups at the eight VAMCs are not generalizable. What GAO Recommends: GAO recommends that VA develop an action plan to implement a new nurse staffing system that ensures an accurate account of patient care needs and tasks performed by RNs and that VA assess the barriers to wider availability of alternate and flexible work schedules and explore ways to overcome these barriers
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • United States
  • Nurses
  • Nurses
  • Flextime
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VA health care : improved staffing methods and greater availability of alternate and flexible work schedules could enhance the recruitment and retention of inpatient nurses : report to congressional requesters
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 28, 2008)
  • "October 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-09-17."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17598976
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 49 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 10/28/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0917.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
VA health care : improved staffing methods and greater availability of alternate and flexible work schedules could enhance the recruitment and retention of inpatient nurses : report to congressional requesters
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 28, 2008)
  • "October 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-09-17."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17598976
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 49 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 10/28/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0917.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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