Cost vs. Quality Healthcare is ever-evolving, and the focus on reimbursement may challenge even the most experienced nurse leader. Cost-containment strategies may appear in conflict with quality initiatives. Utilizing your literature review and research, identify one topic you might find in conflict – cost vs. quality. Topics for consideration: length of stay reduction, readmission reduction, patient experience improvement in light of staff reductions, etc. Influences Related to Chosen Topic

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Cost vs. Quality
Healthcare is ever-evolving, and the focus on reimbursement may challenge even the most experienced nurse leader. Cost-containment strategies may appear in conflict with quality initiatives. Utilizing your literature review and research, identify one topic you might find in conflict – cost vs. quality. Topics for consideration: length of stay reduction, readmission reduction, patient experience improvement in light of staff reductions, etc.
Influences Related to Chosen Topic
What are the social, political, legal, ethical, and regulatory influences related to your chosen topic?
Leadership Skills for Positive Change
What skills and strategies as a nurse leader might you employ to advocate for positive change related to your chosen issue?
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