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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2010-09-21
  • Title
    The Impact of Nurse Staffing on Hospital Costs and Patient Length of Stay: A Systematic Review
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Jannetti Publications, Inc., Nursing Economics
  • Year
    2007
  • Author
    Thungjaroenkul P, Cummings GG and Embleton A
  • Description
    [Excerpt from authors]In an era of restricted health care funding and rising health care costs, hospitals have been compelled to restructure work environments, attempting to deliver health services at lower costs without decreasing the quality of care (Heinz, 2004). As a result of restructuring and increasing attention to costs, many hospitals have chosen to decrease their overall labor pool, including the number of full-time nursing positions (Kunen, 1996; Norrish & Rundall, 2001), leading to documented significant negative effects to nurses' health, well-being, and ability to provide quality nursing care (Cummings & Estabrooks, 2003). *Login required.
  • Categories
    Nursing Human Resources Management
  • Keywords
    safe staffing
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