Labor Management Institute, Inc. publishes the PSS™ Annual Survey of Hours Report© a national benchmark for hospitals now in its 31st year. The PSS™ Annual Survey of Hours Report© was the first national database originally created for nursing.

The survey includes direct, indirect and total worked hours by unit of service (e.g. HPPD, Visits, Surgical Cases, Deliveries etc.) and caregiver to patient ratios (RN, LPN, Nursing Assistants) and adverse patient outcomes and length of stay for 95 unit types in 13 service lines for rural, community and teaching hospitals. Additionally, the report includes caregiver to patient ratios multi-year comparisons of 170 workforce management data elements including OT, agency, travelers hours and dollars usage, non-unit based educators, staffing office and float pool usage, time to fill RN positions by hospital type as well as other data including average cost/inpatient day average length of stay (ALOS) and med errors and med errors with injury and patient falls and falls with injury by unit type. We have included comparative tables in each service line section with the hours of care, ratios and adverse event information by unit type.

The Labor Management Institute, Inc. has designed and executed research studies in a variety of areas related to Scheduling, Staffing and Workforce Management.

We include RN specific questions such as age, education and ratios. We include detailed ratios for RNs, LPN/LVNs, NAs, and CNS’ by unit type. Data is collected and reported on for non-unit-based educators in addition to questions on nurse manager span of control and other elements reflective of the 2004 Institute of Medicine’s “Keeping Patients Safe” report recommendations.

31st Annual Survey Participation

Data Collection for the 31st Edition PSS Annual Survey of Hours Report is NOW open and will run January 1 through September 30, 2021.

Why Your Unit(s) Should Participate?

  • Do you want unit specific Hours Per Unit of Service (HPPD, Hrs./Delivery, etc.) comparisons by hospital type (teaching, community, rural)?
  • Do you want unit specific caregiver to patient ratio comparisons by hospital type?
  • Do you want unit specific benchmark comparisons to build a business case to help you tell your story?

We would like to invite your organization to contribute to the national benchmark for hospital budgeting, staffing, and scheduling decisions. LMI is committed to providing relevant and current data to support resource planning and workforce management.  We collect unit specific data for Nursing and Non-Nursing, NO unit needs to be left out!

The PSS™ Annual Survey of Hours Report© is an independent voluntary national survey that is unencumbered from the predefined limits of third-party productivity companies or products. We have worked to ensure the accuracy of the reported data is consistent with the published glossary of terms and formulas so that LMI’s results are the earliest indicator of changes in the hours of care and workforce management data you are challenged to meet.

Participating organizations will receive an electronic copy of the final report!