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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2007-03-08
  • Title
    Staffing Level: A Determinant of Late-onset Ventilator-associated Pneumonia
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    BioMed Central Ltd; Critical Care
  • Year
    2007
  • Author
    Hugonnet S , U?kay I and Pittet D
  • Description
    [Excerpt from authors]Introduction:The clinical and economic burden of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is uncontested. We conducted the present study to determine whether low nurse-to-patient ratio increases the risk for VAP and whether this effect is similar for early-onset and late-onset VAP.Conclusion:Lower nurse-to-patient ratio is associated with increased risk for late-onset VAP.
  • Categories
    Nursing Human Resources Management
  • Keywords
    nurse: patient ratios
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