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I'm getting older and jaded I guess.
Under-staffed? Look at how much money were saving
Spot on. However, when you waste a lof of $$$ on recruiting someone, orienting them, then having them leave you get no ROI. If you don't keep a nurse in the fold for @ 1-2 years it's a loss financially based on money spent to get them in the system. Typical turnover within a standard hospital should be @ 25% at a 2 year point. My unit is running at close to 40-50 % turnover every 2 years. So someone isn't overseeing this well enough to ensure that you aren't pissing away $$$ in the long run, vs thinking you're saving a few pennies in the short term by making the current staff take on bigger patient loads.