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The relationship between nurse staffing and patient outcomes: A case study

Shuldham, Caroline, Parkin, Claire, Firouzi, Ashi, Roughton, Michael, Lau-Walker, Margaret (2009) The relationship between nurse staffing and patient outcomes: A case study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46 (7). pp. 986-992. ISSN 0020-7489. (doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.06.004) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:43161)

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Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Research has shown a direct relationship between staffing levels and patient outcomes for specific nurse-sensitive indicators, with lower patient to nurse ratios (i.e. less patients per nurse) associated with better outcomes.

OBJECTIVES:

To explore the relationship between nurse staffing characteristics (the nursing hours worked by permanent and temporary staff and nurse hours per patient day) and patient outcomes: pressure sores, patient falls, upper gastrointestinal bleed, pneumonia, sepsis, shock and deep vein thrombosis.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.06.004
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > School of Education
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2014 13:39 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:17 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43161 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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