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This month, we’re highlighting nursing’s impact on patient experience. The concept of patient experience—and, thus, satisfaction with care—is a complex dynamic. Multiple authors in JONA’s June issue discuss projects and interventions that have positively influenced this measure of quality. For instance, a team of researchers from Press Ganey™ conducted an interesting study resulting in focused direction for administrators wishing to conserve healthcare resources while advancing patient satisfaction. Another researcher and her team examined practices of hourly rounding across multiple sites in one organization and identified suggestions for site-specific implementation while ensuring consistency. In a separate, retrospective study, one expert discusses the implementation of a model of relationship-based care and the impact on both patient satisfaction and additional outcomes.

As always, thanks for your continued support of JONA. I look forward to the many manuscripts and scholarly works you submit each month…and I value the diligence and insight of our expert peer reviewers and editorial board members.

Sincerely,
 
Karen S. Hill, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, FACHE
Editor-in-Chief, JONA



 

 THIS JUST IN JUNE 1, 2012  

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Better pay, better health?

Higher education and income levels lead to better health, according to the CDC’s newly released annual report on the nation’s health.


BP control: It takes a team

Studies find that team-based care (a primary care provider supported by a pharmacist, nurse, dietitian, social worker, or community health worker) improves patients’ control of blood pressure.


Web tool tracks nation’s health care

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services launched Health System Measurement Project, a web-based tool that allows users to view changes in critical U.S. health system indicators.


Coffee considerations

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine uncovers interesting findings related to coffee consumption.



 FROM THE JOURNALS

Bonus Content
Be sure to take advantage of these bonus articles from JONA and Nursing Management. By accessing them through your eNews link, you can read the articles free of charge.

The Relationship-Based Care Model: Evaluation of the impact on patient satisfaction, length of stay, and readmission rates
Stacey Cropley, DNP, RN, CPN

Are you confidently competent?
Linda K. Chase, PhD, RN, NEA-BC


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