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Journal Article
Study

Performance-based payment incentives increase burden and blame for hospital nurses.

Kurtzman ET, O'Leary D, Sheingold BH, et al. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2011;30:211-8.

This survey of hospital and nursing unit leaders found a perception that nurses could help achieve high quality care in response to financial incentives. However, nurse leaders expressed several concerns about the impact of such incentives systems on nursing workload, staffing, and satisfaction.