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Controlling Nurse Labor Costs
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Controlling labor costs is essential for a strong bottom line and, increasingly, healthcare finance leaders are looking to reduce personnel costs, particularly for the nursing staff. By taking a new approach to nurse overtime, the use of supplemental labor, and retention efforts, organizations can save money without sacrificing jobs.

Though there may be excess cost in your nursing line item, it doesn’t always rest within the wage, says Mary Nash, PhD, RN, chief nurse executive for the 932-licensed-bed Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, OH.

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