Research

LMI is the publisher of the PSS™ Annual Survey of Hours Report©, the first national benchmarking database for Nursing in the USA started in 1989. The annual report compares direct, indirect and total worked hours of care for 95 types of units by 13 service lines for teaching, community and rural hospitals with 600+ hospitals. It includes 120 workforce management fields for multi-year comparisons.

The PSS™ Annual Survey of Hours Report© has been cited and/or quoted in national publications including:

  • VHA DIRECTIVE 2010-034 Directive provides a nationally standardized method of determining appropriate direct care staffing for VA nursing personnel at all points of care. “Attachment A” (Published 07-19-2010) by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). va.gov/oig.
  • Independent Assessment of the Healthcare Delivery Systems & Management Processes of the Dept. of VA Affairs; Assessment G Assessment G (Staffing/Productivity/Time; at the request of Veterans Access, Choice & Accountability Act of 2014 Section 201. Pg. 121, 153, 230; 09-15-2015; G. Thornton. va.gov/oig
  • The 2004 Institute of Medicine Report on “Keeping Patients Safe; Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses.”; 20,82,103,171,173,218,221; www.nationalacademies.org