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Nurse Forecasting: Human Resources Planning in Nursing

Objective

Current human resources planning models in nursing are unreliable and ineffective as they consider volumes, but ignore effects on quality in patient care. The project RN4CAST aims innovative forecasting methods by addressing not only volumes, but quality of nursing staff as well as quality of patient care. RN4CAST is a consortium of 15 partners that will quantify in 11 European countries-Belgium, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, UK - important unmeasured factors in forecasting models including how features of hospital work environments and qualifications of the nurse workforce impact on nurse recruitment, retention, productivity and patient outcomes. Three partners outside Europe - China, South Africa, and Botswana- provide additional perspectives. Innovative elements of the project include unique measures of workplace dynamics and patient outcomes. Nurse workforce planning initiatives at national and European levels will be reviewed and newly collected data added to enhance accuracy for nurse workforce management. Data collection focuses on general hospitals, which employ the majority of nurses, account for the largest number of medical errors and comprise the largest share of national health expenditures. Each European partner will conduct a study of 20 to 50 hospitals depending on country size yielding information on more than 350 hospitals including surveys from over 50,000 nurses and outcomes of tens of thousands of patients. European partners were selected by geographic distribution, membership duration in the EU, research expertise and availability of patient discharge data. University of Pennsylvania, USA, will contribute specialized research expertise derived from previous international research. RN4CAST will be the largest nurse workforce study ever conducted in Europe, will add to accuracy of forecasting models and generate new approaches to more effective management of nursing resources in Europe.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-B
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Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 567 123
Administrative Contact
Tine Heylen (Ms.)

Participants (14)

University of Kuopio
Finland
EU contribution
€ 226 000
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juha Kinnunen (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 209 200
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 238 000
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Hatzara (Ms.)
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 263 600
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philomena Anne Scott (Prof.)
STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 198 400
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wim Van Oijen (Mr.)
INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III
Spain
EU contribution
€ 230 400
Address
Monforte De Lemos 5
28029 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Inmaculada Pastor (Ms.)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 182 080
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birgitta Möller (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT BASEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 226 000
Address
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Schubert (Dr.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 261 646
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CORP
United States
EU contribution
€ 195 540
Address
3451 Walnut Street Room P 221
19104 Philadelphia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deborah Fisher (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA
Botswana
EU contribution
€ 10 350
Address
Private Bag 022
- Gaborone
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sheila Shaibu (Dr.)
PEKING UNION MEDICAL COLLEGE
China
EU contribution
€ 4 899
Address
Dong Dan San Tiao 9
100730 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Huaping Liu (Prof.)
NOORDWES-UNIVERSITEIT
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 10 350
Address
Hoffman Street 11
2531 Potchefstroom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hester Klopper (Prof.)
Jagiellonian University in Krakow
Poland
EU contribution
€ 176 400
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katarzyna Gubernat (Ms.)