Severe Increase in Nursing Labor Cost and Effect on Surgical Department Financial Margins at an Academic, Tertiary Medical Center
In this episode, Dr Jamie Coleman is joined by Clayton Brinster, MD, FACS, from Ochsner Health. They discuss his study, which demonstrates a significant increase in surgical nursing labor cost, with a resultant decrease in department of surgery financial margins. This nationwide, precarious trend is not sustainable, and fiscal recovery will require sustained, strategic workforce allocation.
Disclosure Information: Drs Brinster and Coleman have nothing to disclose.
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