ccurately predicting staffing needs is a crucial part of a manager’s job. Discuss why predicting staffing needs is important and how third party reimbursement is tied to staffing needs. What is the relationship between nursing hours, staffing mix, and quality of care? How does a nursing shortage factor into predicting these needs? Why is it important to consider diversity when staffing a unit? As staffing becomes more critical to each unit, compare and contrast how centralized and decentralized staffing affects the unit.