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  • Date
    2008-12-03
  • Title
    Nurse Staffing and Patient, Nurse, and Financial Outcomes
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    American Journal of Nursing
  • Year
    2008
  • Author
    Unruh, L
  • Description
    [Excerpt from author]OVERVIEW: Because there's no scientific evidence to support specific nurse-patient ratios, and in order to assess the impact of hospital nurse staffing levels on given patient, nurse, and financial outcomes, the author conducted a literature review. The evidence shows that adequate staffing and balanced workloads are central to achieving good outcomes, and the author offers recommendations for ensuring appropriate nurse staffing and for further research.
  • Categories
    Nursing Human Resources Management
  • Keywords
    safe staffing; nurse: patient ratios; nursing workload
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