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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2011-12-01
  • Title
    The impact of nurses on patient morbidity and mortality - the need for a policy change in response to the nursing shortage
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association
  • Year
    2009
  • Author
    Twigg D, Duffield C, Thompson PL& Rapley P
  • Description
    "This article provides a comprehensive review of the research linking nurse staffing to patient outcomes at a time of growing shortages, highlighting that a policy response based on substituting registered nurses with lower skilled workers may have adverse effects on patient outcomes." (excerpt from abstract)
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  • Keywords
    staffing, ratios, quality, substitution, task shifting
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