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Importance of Nurse to Patients RatioNurses are directly involved in almost every aspect of healthcare delivery that includes bedside patient care, medication management, assistance with surgeries and other critical operations, and data collection/reporting. Inadequate nurse staffing affects the hospital with spreading infections, medication errors, improper patient care, and increased mortality rate which leads to a drop in the number of patients visiting the hospital. Thus, maintaining an adequate nurse to patients ratio is not only favorable for patients but also for the healthcare center. Below are some of the ways in which maintaining a high nurse to patients ratio can help healthcare centers improve the quality of their services :-
Nurses play an integral role in the healthcare system, therefore it is important to ensure a safe nurse-staffing ratio in order to offer secure and quality health care services to the patients. Moreover, maintaining a high nurse to patients ratio is not only the key to providing high-quality patient care, but also in reducing the overall retention ratio with increased job satisfaction levels, ensuring efficient use of resources, and reducing the operational costs for healthcare organizations.
Dr. Rishab Sharma
Dr. Rishab Sharma MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine) He is associated with Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. Dr. Rishab has wide experience in managing a variety of diseases, as well as managing critical care units in large government and corporate hospitals.