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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2007-08-23
  • Title
    Managing Attrition Rates for Student Nurses and Midwives - A Guide to Good Practice for Strategic Health Authorities and Higher Education Institutions
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Department of Health
  • Year
    2007
  • Author
  • Description
    [Excerpt from publisher] Despite the fact that there has been a common definition of 'Attrition' since 2002, the available data still suggests that there are very significant differences in attrition rates for student nurses and midwives around the country depending on which University and local health economy these students relate to. Whilst this is obviously a matter of public interest from a value for money perspective, it does also need to be recognised that some of the media coverage has been based on misleading or inaccurate data. One of the two main purposes of this document is to explore some of the sometimes complex data issues associated with 'attrition' so as to assist both Universities and NHS organisations in their efforts to produce information that is based on not just common data definitions; but also on a common interpretation of common data definitions.
  • Categories
    Education, Training and Development
  • Keywords
    student attrition
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