‘Care left undone’ during nursing shifts: associations with workload and perceived quality of care

@inproceedings{Ball2014CareLU,
  title={‘Care left undone’ during nursing shifts: associations with workload and perceived quality of care},
  author={Jane Ball and Trevor J Murrells and Anne Marie Rafferty and Elizabeth M Morrow and Peter Griffiths},
  booktitle={BMJ quality & safety},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND There is strong evidence to show that lower nurse staffing levels in hospitals are associated with worse patient outcomes. One hypothesised mechanism is the omission of necessary nursing care caused by time pressure-'missed care'. AIM To examine the nature and prevalence of care left undone by nurses in English National Health Service hospitals and to assess whether the number of missed care episodes is associated with nurse staffing levels and nurse ratings of the quality of… CONTINUE READING