Siri Nelson

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AIM This study presents a critique of a new model of minimum nurse-to-patient ratio and considers its utility alongside established Patient Dependency Systems. BACKGROUND Since 2001 legislation mandating minimum nurse-to-patient ratios has been enacted throughout large public hospitals in the state of Victoria, Australia. The Victorian model mandates(More)
BACKGROUND Generic substitution of drugs was introduced in Norway in 2001. This implies an obligation for pharmacies to substitute the prescribed drug with a generic equivalent. Instead of using the drug manufacturers' trade names, doctors can prescribe drugs by using the generic (non-proprietary) names. The present paper gives an overview over current(More)
Traditionally, preoperative information has been provided to patients on admission, the day before surgery. This was thought not to be the ideal time. An exploratory pilot study was undertaken to evaluate a new information service for patients about to undergo cardiac surgery. Questionnaires were administered to 20 patients who had attended a pre-admission(More)
AIM To summarize key evidence on nursing skill mix in acute care hospitals and their limitations; and identify the gaps in current literature vis-à-vis Singapore's nursing workforce. BACKGROUND Nursing skill mix has been theorized to be a factor influencing patient, nurse and organizational outcomes. While there is a growing body of literature explicating(More)
BACKGROUND While some trained nurses migrate to destination countries to work as domestic workers, little is known about their migration motivations. AIM This study explores the motivations of Philippine educated nurses who migrated to Canada through the Live-in Caregiver Program from 2001 to 2011 (a Canadian domestic worker programme). METHODS A single(More)
BACKGROUND The Directorate of Health recommends hearing screening of all neonates with the aid of otoacoustic emissions (OAE). The goal is to achieve initiation of treatment before the child is six months old. Congenital hearing loss occurs in 1-3 per 1,000 newborns, and the purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence in a large Norwegian dataset.(More)
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