Shorter shifts for nurses could improve quality of care

10/5/2010 | HealthLeaders Media

Eliminating 12-hour shifts for nurses could be a good starting point to improve their job satisfaction, reduce medical errors and boost the quality of care they provide, experts suggest. Hospitals and other health facilities could adopt more creative scheduling options, such as staggered and multitask shifts, to allow flexibility among nurses and help them avoid work-related fatigue.

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