INQRI in the News

An interdisciplinary study reveals very low birth weight babies in Magnet Hospitals are at lower risk for infections, mortality and bleeding.

Congratulations to our team at the University of Maryland, led by Barbara Resnick and Sheryl Zimmerman. Their project on Function-Focused Care recently won a Dorland Health Silver Crown Award in the Aging in Place category.

Congratulations to INQRI researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital on the inclusion of their fall prevention tool kit, FallTIPS, on AHRQ's Healthcare Innovations Exchange.

In the newest edition of Healthcare Risk Management, INQRI researcher Patti Hamilton was interviewed about her project, "The Effect of Off-peak Hospital Environments on Nurses' Work: an Institutional Ethnography."

Congratulations to our INQRI team at the University of Pittsburgh (Mary Beth Happ, Amber Barnato and team) who were recently awarded a grant from the Greenwall Foundation Kornfeld Program on Bioethics and Patient Care for a companion study to their INQRI project.

Three INQRI teams presented a panel together at the 2010 American Society of Health Economists meeting. Abstracts are now available online for their panel, "Nurse Staffing, Nurse Human Capital and the Quality of Hospital Care."

The INQRI program is pleased to report that each featured article in the May-June 2010 edition of Geriatric Nursing comes from an INQRI team.

INQRI researchers have found that formalizing nurse assessments at hospital discharge could help identify patients at risk for readmission.

An INQRI team from University of Maryland School of Nursing and Johns Hopkins University is the first to lead a study commissioned by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Drs. Patti Hamilton, Gretchen Gemeinhardt, Sondip Mathur and their team had their article, "Expanding What We Know About Off-peak Mortality in Hospitals" published in the Journal of Nursing Administration's March 2010 edition.