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Leveraging the Work Environment to Minimize the Negative Impact of Nurse Burnout on Patient Outcomes

Leveraging the Work Environment to Minimize the Negative Impact of Nurse Burnout on Patient Outcomes

Background: Burnout remains a persistent issue affecting nurses across the US health system. Limited evidence exists about the direct impact of nurse burnout on patient outcomes. This study explores the relationship between nurse burnout and mortality, failure to rescue, and length of stay, while also considering the effect of a good work environment. Methods: Cross sectional data from nurses and hospitals were used in conjunction with patient...

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