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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2007-03-19
  • Title
    Nurse Staffing and Quality of Patient Care
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Year
    2007
  • Author
    Kane R, Shamliyan T, Mueller C, Duval S and Wilt T
  • Description
    [Excerpt from authors] A shortage of registered nurses, in combination with increased workload, has the potential to threaten quality of care. Increasing the nurse to patient ratios has been recommended as a means to improve patient safety. However, the cost effectiveness of increasing registered nurse (RN) staffing is controversial. This systematic review analyzes associations between hospital nurse staffing and patient outcomes with consideration of variables that could influence the primary association.
  • Categories
    Nursing Human Resources Management
  • Keywords
    safe staffing; nurse: patient ratios
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