HPPD, aka hours per patient day, is metric that needs to be retired. It’s inconsistent with how patient care is delivered and it encourages a misalignment between nursing and finance.
Finance leaders often think of staffing as an allocation of labor hours or units-of-service (UOS). “Comparable UOS benchmarks” set staffing plans that establish clinical labor allocations and budgets. As a result they craft staffing plans that assume that staffing will change in staffing for every census point! Read More