Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care
A national survey reported that 1 in 4 nurses left their position in 2021. Nurse turnover can impact the quality and continuity of home health care. Scope of practice laws, which determine the tasks nurses are allowed to perform and delegate, are an important element of autonomy and vary across states.
This article uses human resource records from a multihome health organization to assess the relationship between nurse turnover and whether nurses delegate tasks to unlicensed aides.