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Under clinical nurse leaders, quality metrics continue to improve

Nurse Leader Insider, April 24, 2015

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The clinical nurse leader role, introduced more than a decade ago as way to improve patient outcomes, patient safety, and quality of care, has been delivering promising, but mixed results in one Florida hospital system, which was an early adopter.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Cliché? Some might say so, but at times it seems more like a universal law of healthcare.

Yes, technology has changed immensely in recent years and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has introduced some new challenges since its passage in 2010, but we're still grappling with many of the same issues that we were two decades ago.

Take medical errors, patient safety, quality of care, and patient outcomes, for example. Those are hot topics these days, but they've been around for a long time. In fact, those were some of the very reasons the American Association of Colleges of Nursing introduced the clinical nurse leader role in 2003.

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