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1. What are some creative ideas for recruitment and retentions in health care?

2. How does the case mix index impact the revenue of the organization and the services provided?

3. How do you deal with limited resources when you are responsible for providing quality care and meeting regulatory or legislative standards/guidelines/goals?

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1. What are some creative ideas for recruitment and retentions in health care?

Recruitment and retention initiatives are aimed to increase the supply of needed health professionals and revitalize the current and future health care workforce through creative strategies, such as:

? increasing interest in health careers, both generally and in specific areas of shortage e.g., education, community educational initiatives, advertising positions, etc.
? increasing diversity of health care providers to reflect the diversity of the country e.g., targeting all populations of people, through educational initiatives, etc.
? increasing supply of health care providers to ensure availability when and where needed
? reducing barriers for internationally educated health care professionals
? improving utilization and distribution of existing health care providers, and
? making current workplace environments healthier for health care workers, thus supporting the provision of high-quality care (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/hhr-rhs/strateg/recru/index-eng.php).

Specific creative retention and recruitment strategies might include:

? increasing support for family physicians in primary care,
? promotional strategies to enhance the image of family medicine,
? innovations conference and video on deployment practices, and
? projects on retaining and valuing experienced nurses (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/hhr-rhs/strateg/recru/index-eng.php).

Other suggested 'creative' strategies to recruit and retain Nurses are suggested below. Recruitment and retention strategies could help to maintain and increase the supply of nurses. Recruitment strategies might include the following:

? Target high schools and students to help secure a younger workforce with the potential to contribute the maximum number of years to nursing (CNA, 1998; RNAO & RPNAO, 2000, as cited in (http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/nru/publications/factsheets/RecruitmentandRetention.pdf).

-target the media and create advertising campaigns to promote nursing as a career -presentations and visits to schools, including career fairs, displays and panel discussions
-target guidance counselors and educate them about the benefits of a career in ...

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This solution discusses some creative ideas for recruitment and retentions in health care as well as how the case mix index impacts the revenue of the organization and the services provided, and how a healthcare worker might feel with limited resources when s/he is responsible for providing quality care and meeting regulatory or legislative standards/guidelines/goals.

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