Linda Aiken, Nursing Burnout Linked to Infection Rates

Linda Aiken, Nursing Burnout Linked to Infection Rates

A new study by LDI Senior Fellow Linda Aiken and three other researchers links nursing burnout to increased rates of hospital-acquired infections. Published in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the work was conducted at Penn's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, an institution headed by Aiken. The findings have generated widespread press pickup in outlets including the Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY Newsworks, NBCnews.com.