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ICHRN Knowledge Library

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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2012-01-17
  • Title
    Nurse staffing levels and the quality of care in hospitals
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Year
    2002
  • Author
    Needleman J, Buerhaus P, Mattke S, Stewart BA & Zelevinsky K
  • Description
    "We used administrative data from 1997 for 799 hospitals in 11 states (covering 5,075,969 discharges of medical patients and 1,104,659 discharges of surgical patients) to examine the relation between the amount of care provided by nurses at the hospital and patients' outcomes." (extract from abstract)
  • Categories
    Nursing Human Resources Management, Work Environment
  • Keywords
    staffing, quality, levels
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