Economic Analysis of the Latent Factors Related to the Nursing Shortage

  •  Hend Mohumed Hani Kandiel    
  •  Sanaa Gharib    


The aim of the study was, to economically analyze o the latent factors related to nursing shortage at Cairo University Hospitals. Research design: A descriptive, methodological design was utilized. Research Questions: 1) Is the economic analysis of nursing shortage related to the actual auditing records of nursing data at Cairo University Hospitals (2011-2015). 2) What are the contributing factors leading to the nursing shortage at Cairo University Hospitals. 3) What are the economic recommendations for the present concerns related to nursing shortage. Tools of data collection: The researchers used auditing records related to nursing staff at mentioned area (2011-2015) and Questionnaire. Random sample of (N= 179). Cronbach's Alpha was 0.885. The finding revealed that nurses supply, mostly from Secondary School (84%). A critical demand for more nurses 30%-40% in certain units due to high work load. Most of the nurses were not satisfied about monitory compensation, participation in decision making and inadequate supplies.

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