Nurses' Presenteeism and Its Effects on Self-Reported Quality of Care and Costs
Letvak SA, et al. | American Journal of Nursing | 2013

This articles describes the effect nurses presenteeism has on the quality and cost of care. It specifically looks at its impact on medication errors and patient falls.  The authors found that for every point in self reported presenteeism there was an 18% increased likelihood in patient falls. (p = 0.004).  The costs of presenteeism on patient falls and medication errors combined is estimated nationally at $13 billion.

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  • Care Settings: All Care Settings
  • Clinical Focus: Safe Patient Handling & Mobility
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Reference: Letvak SA, Ruhm CJ, Gupta SN. Nurses' Presenteeism and Its Effects on Self-Reported Quality of Care and Costs. American Journal of Nursing. 2012; 112(2): 30-38.