NICU Study Shows Subjective Workload Affects Quality of Care
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
From the Ohio State University...NICU Study Shows Subjective Workload Affects Quality of Care
A study examines 'subjective workload' among NICU nurses, and finds a number of perceived stressors that take time away from essential care and could lead to sub-optimal outcomes.
Mental pressures and time constraints affect care quality as much as patient volume and acuity.
Researchers saw little connection between the severity of patients' health status and missed care.
Findings suggest 'subjective workload' could be 'a universal phenomenon among front-line caregivers in hospitals and even those in outpatient and community settings.'