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... Hourly Nursing Rounds Hourly Nursing Rounds Introduction Hospital ratings and rankings are becoming accessible to the public and nursing care providers are shifting their attention to patient satisfaction. Patients who receive quality care provide high ratings and there is likelihood of returning to the hospital (Bourgault, King, Hart, Campbell and Swartz, 2008). Timely responses by hospital staff to patient needs and request have a direct relationship to patient satisfaction. Reliability, responsiveness, and effective communication have an impact in providing patients with the comfort required in the hospital (Castledine, 2002). Quality care keeps the patient fully informed, allows the patient to...