Bed occupancy and hospital mortality

  title={Bed occupancy and hospital mortality},
  author={Rodney P. Jones},
It has been commonly observed that bed occupancy above 85% leads to increased risk of hospital acquired infection, serious errors, staff consumption of antidepressants and higher mortality (Kaier et al 2010, Jones 2011, Boyle et al 2013, Jones 2013, Teitelbaum et al 2016). The effect is not due to occupancy per se but from generally poorer staff to patient… CONTINUE READING