Nursing vacancy (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 is the number of open and budgeted positions available to be filled by nurses. We look at nursing vacancy in four clinical areas: medical-surgical, critical care, mother-baby, and behavioral health.
About This Measure
This measure tracks the percent of budgeted positions that were available to be filled by nurses in the medical-surgical units. A lower rate may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.
Note: Comparison data is not available for this measure.