Small or Rural Benchmarking Resources

Small or Rural Hospital Benchmarking Resources

Small or Rural Benchmarking Resources

Included below are selected resources on nurse staffing ratios, infection control and readmissions.

Nurse Staffing Ratios

  • Nurse Staffing and Rural Hospital Performance Improvement Policy Brief
    Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
    This study examines the impact of nurse staffing on rural hospital performance improvement in the CMS/Premier Inc. Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration project. Higher registered nurse (RN) staffing hours per patient day are associated with higher scores on composite quality measures for pneumonia, heart failure, acute myocardial infarction and a hospital-wide composite score. The relationship between RN staffing and quality measures does not differ based on rural or urban location, the number of staffed beds, or medical school affiliation.
  • Nurse to Patient Staffing Ratios
    Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
  • Nurse Staffing Ratios
  • American Nurses Association Website
    American Nurses Association
  • Hospital Nurse Staffing and Quality of Care
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Technology
  • Metric Monitoring Report
    American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)
    Contact ASHHRA for its Metric Monitoring Report. This is a for sale item which includes some performance indicators.

Infection Control


Financial Indicators