INQRI in the News

Registered nurses in New Jersey are on the brink of exhaustion from "unreasonable" workloads that sometimes cause them to miss important changes in their patients' conditions, according to a survey released Monday.

More than half of the 22,000 registered nurses responding to the survey said they didn't believe there is enough nursing staff in their institutions to provide quality patient care, while one-third said unreasonable workloads had caused them to look for a new job.

"It's not the nursing they don't like, it's the challenges they face in order to do their job," said Linda Flynn of Rutgers College of Nursing in Newark, who led the study that she described as the most comprehensive to date.

Kathleen Stevens, Ed.D, R.N., A.N.E.F., won a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance health care improvement projects.

INQRI grantee Shoshanna Sofaer was featured in the Nov. 13 issue of Modern Healthcare, in an article on "Transparency Challenges" the described the difficulty for many members of the public to use existing, public reports of comparative quality.

Click here to download the Transparent Challenges PDF

Susan Beck and her colleagues at the University of Utah have published the first phase of their INQRI-sponsored work to develop tools to measure the quality of care related to pain management.

Congratulations to Nancy E. Donaldson, D.N.Sc., R.N. on her appointment to the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

INQRI Grantee, Mary Wakefield, is "In the Spotlight" for the Commonwealth Fund.

Peter Pronovost, M.D., a two-time grantee of the Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) program and critical care physician and professor at Johns Hopkins University, was one of 25 recipients of a $500,000 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur "Genius" Award.

INQRI grantee, John Welton's paper "Testing an Inpatient Nursing Intensity Billing Model" was featured in this special edition of Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice.