A study to identify and evaluate health care recruitment activities, methods, and costs within Florida acute care hospitals and to develop a cost effective recruitment model for nursing, respiratory care and physical therapy
Nursing, respiratory care and physical therapy have personnel shortages which impact the quality and quantity of patient services within Florida hospitals. The 1988 Florida Hospital Association surveys report vacancy rates for nursing (15.8), respiratory care (12.6), and physical therapy (24.1). A descriptive survey was distributed to 256 Florida acute care hospitals with 102 returned (40%). This study identifies recruitment activities and costs. The results are reported for each profession and are reported for effectiveness by way of HRS region of the state, hospital bed capacity and type of ownership. Newspaper advertising was the most frequently reported and was considered the most effective, especially for nursing. Greater variety and recruitment methods was considered in both respiratory care and physical therapy, notably in more populous regions and in larger hospitals. Cost effective measures reveal that management needs improved tracking and internal reporting systems to facilitate planning and decision-making processes.
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Mendenhall, Thomas S.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Health and Professional Studies
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Drumheller, Oliver Joseph, "A study to identify and evaluate health care recruitment activities, methods, and costs within Florida acute care hospitals and to develop a cost effective recruitment model for nursing, respiratory care and physical therapy" (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4133.