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Date Updated:
Fri Jan 31 2020

635, Illinois Department of Public Health,

RN turnover 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 turnover is the percentage of nurses who left a clinical service area during a certain period of time.

About This Measure

This measure tracks the percentage of nurses who left the medical-surgical units. A lower number may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.

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For this measure, a lower number is better.