Ingeborg Strømseng Sjetne

Geir Bukholm3
Christine Tvedt3
Jon Helgeland2
3Geir Bukholm
3Christine Tvedt
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OBJECTIVE To determine whether hospitals with a good organisation of care (such as improved nurse staffing and work environments) can affect patient care and nurse workforce stability in European countries. DESIGN Cross sectional surveys of patients and nurses. SETTING Nurses were surveyed in general acute care hospitals (488 in 12 European countries;(More)
BACKGROUND Questionnaires are commonly used to collect patient, or user, experiences with health care encounters; however, their adaptation to specific target groups limits comparison between groups. We present the construction of a generic questionnaire (maximum of ten questions) for user evaluation across a range of health care services. METHODS Based(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to identify organisational processes and structures that are associated with nurse-reported patient safety and quality of nursing. DESIGN This is an observational cross-sectional study using survey methods. SETTING Respondents from 31 Norwegian hospitals with more than 85 beds were included in the survey. (More)
BACKGROUND There is a growing body of evidence for associations between the work environment and patient outcomes. A good work environment may maximise healthcare workers' efforts to avoid failures and to facilitate quality care that is focused on patient safety. Several studies use nurse-reported quality measures, but it is uncertain whether these outcomes(More)
BACKGROUND Health care systems in Finland, Norway and Sweden share many similarities, e.g. full-coverage and tax-financed, with predominately public sector hospitals. Despite similarities, there are differences in the working situations for RNs within these Nordic countries. The aim of this study was to analyze associations between RNs' patient workload and(More)
Electronic patient records are of importance to health care providers to ensure informational continuity. Here, we present a cross-sectional study in which 5455 nurses from 35 Norwegian hospitals answered a questionnaire in relation to a study of how their work environment - including satisfaction with the electronic patient records system in use - impacted(More)
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