Longer shifts affect patient and nurse satisfaction, study finds

11/8/2012

Nurses who worked for 10 hours or more per shift were at 2.5 times greater risk of experiencing burnout and job dissatisfaction compared with those with shorter shifts, according to a University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing study published in Health Affairs. As the number of nurses working more than 13 hours increased, more patients were left dissatisfied with the care they received.

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