Nurse Staffing Effectiveness in 2010: The Interim Standards
Originally introduced by The Joint Commission in July 2002, staffing effectiveness is the appropriate level of nurse staffing that will provide for the best possible outcome of individual patients throughout a particular facility. The Joint Commission suspended these standards in June 2009 due to the debate of the results from across the country. However, this suspension proved to be short-lived. In December 2009, The Joint Commission announced the approval of its interim staffing effectiveness standards for 2010.