BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PGND) today published its Nursing Special Report: The Influence of Nurse Work Environment on Patient, Payment and Nurse Outcomes in Acute Care Settings. Integrated analyses of data from multiple performance domains indicate that the overall work environment of nurses is a key driver of performance, with as much influence as nurse staffing across most measures.
As a key player on the front lines of health care delivery, nurses play a critical role in preventing adverse events, coordinating care and enabling patients to achieve optimal outcomes. This state-of-the-science report is derived from rigorous statistical analysis of NDNQI®, HCAHPS, engagement and pay-for-performance data. This report examines:
- Relationships between nurse work environment, staffing and key performance measures
- Areas in which nurse work environment has the greatest impact on patient, pay for performance and nurse outcomes
- Improvement opportunities to optimize efficiency and reduce patient suffering
As the health care market rapidly evolves towards a value-based model of care, it is essential that health system leaders and nurse managers understand the various internal and external factors influencing the nurses’ work environment and the quality of the nursing practice.
“Nurses are vital to ensuring delivery of safe, effective and compassionate care across every sector of health care,” said Christy Dempsey, Press Ganey Chief Nursing Officer. “These findings clearly demonstrate that the quality of the nursing work environment significantly influences nurses’ ability to reduce suffering for patients and caregivers alike.”
The Nursing Special Report: The Influence of Nurse Work Environment on Patient, Payment and Nurse Outcomes in Acute Care Settings is available for download here.
About Press Ganey
Press Ganey Holdings (NYSE: PGND) is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care. Celebrating 30 years of experience, Press Ganey is recognized as a pioneer and thought leader in patient experience measurement and performance improvement solutions. Our mission is to help health care organizations reduce patient suffering and improve clinical quality, safety and the patient experience. As of January 1, 2015, we served more than 22,000 health care facilities.