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Patient safety, satisfaction, and quality of hospital care: cross sectional surveys of nurses and patients in 12 countries in Europe and the United States
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 EuropeanExpand
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Nurses' reports of working conditions and hospital quality of care in 12 countries in Europe.
BACKGROUND Cost containment pressures underscore the need to better understand how nursing resources can be optimally configured. OBJECTIVES To obtain a snapshot of European nurses' assessments ofExpand
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Nurse forecasting in Europe (RN4CAST): Rationale, design and methodology
BackgroundCurrent human resources planning models in nursing are unreliable and ineffective as they consider volumes, but ignore effects on quality in patient care. The project RN4CAST aimsExpand
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Nurse staffing and patient outcomes in Belgian acute hospitals: cross-sectional analysis of administrative data.
BACKGROUND Studies have linked nurse staffing levels (number and skill mix) to several nurse-sensitive patient outcomes. However, evidence from European countries has been limited. OBJECTIVES ThisExpand
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A systematic survey instrument translation process for multi-country, comparative health workforce studies.
BACKGROUND As health services research (HSR) expands across the globe, researchers will adopt health services and health worker evaluation instruments developed in one country for use in another.Expand
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The relationship between inpatient cardiac surgery mortality and nurse numbers and educational level: analysis of administrative data.
BACKGROUND In most multicenter studies that examine the relationship between nurse staffing and patient safety, nurse-staffing levels are measured per hospital. This can obscure relationships betweenExpand
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Effective strategies for nurse retention in acute hospitals: a mixed method study.
BACKGROUND The realization of an organizational context that succeeds to retain nurses within their job is one of the most effective strategies of dealing with nursing shortages. OBJECTIVES First,Expand
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International experts' perspectives on the state of the nurse staffing and patient outcomes literature.
PURPOSE To assess the key variables used in research on nurse staffing and patient outcomes from the perspective of an international panel. DESIGN A Delphi survey (November 2005-February 2006) of aExpand
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The impact of a high-grade glioma on everyday life: a systematic review from the patient's and caregiver's perspective.
BACKGROUND With poor prognosis and disabling symptomatology high-grade gliomas affect not only the patient but also the family. PURPOSE The aim of this systematic review is to explore theExpand
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Group-level impact of work environment dimensions on burnout experiences among nurses: a multivariate multilevel probit model.
BACKGROUND Nurses' work environments are associated with burnout experiences among nurses. The RN4CAST project provides data on these constructs within a four-level structure (nurse, nursing unit,Expand
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