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Lower value = Better performance

Date Updated:
Wed Jul 17 2019

760, Illinois Department of Public Health, https://www.healthcarereportcard.illinois.gov

RN vacancy rate (Medical-Surgical)

Nurses leave their positions for a variety of reasons, including to gain experience in other clinical service areas within the hospital or at another facility. Nursing vacancy occurs when a nurse leaves a position and the hospital has not yet hired another nurse for that position.    

About This Measure

This measure is a rate that is based on a one-day snapshot of vacancies on medical-surgical units.   A lower number may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.

For this measure, a lower number is better.