Figure 2. The status of the research scorecard related to reduce staff stress/fatigue (Text Description)

What Role Might Funders of Health Services Research Play?

Figure 2 is a table-style graphic summarizing the current strength of evidence-based research related to factors that influence the effectiveness, performance, and satisfaction levels of hospital staff. The strength of research in each of the 7 areas is ranked from 1 star (little research has been conducted) to 5 stars (a great deal of research has been conducted):

  • Reduce noise stress—four stars
  • Improve medication processing and delivery times—three stars
  • Improve workplace, job satisfaction—two stars
  • Reduce turnover—one star
  • Reduce fatigue—two stars
  • Work effectiveness; patient care time per shift—three stars
  • Improve satisfaction—four stars

Source: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ©2004.

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Current as of October 2005
Internet Citation: Figure 2. The status of the research scorecard related to reduce staff stress/fatigue (Text Description): What Role Might Funders of Health Services Research Play?. October 2005. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/hospbuilt/hospenvfig2txt.html