This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in The Health Care Manager, Vol. 32, Issue 3, January/March 2015.


A mini-study was conducted to collect self-reported employee turnover rates in U.S. hospitals. The results indicate many hospitals are struggling with high employee turnover rates. Wide-spread variances in ratings were observed across hospitals which may be due to lack of consistency in how they each calculate their employee turnover. This makes benchmarking for the purposes of performance improvement challenging.