Clinical specialty and organizational features of acute hospital wards.

@article{Adams1997ClinicalSA,
  title={Clinical specialty and organizational features of acute hospital wards.},
  author={Alfred R. Adams and Senga Bond},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={1997},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={1158-67}
}
Ward clinical specialty is a variable which has been largely ignored in studies of nursing organization and effectiveness. Analysis of data collected from a nationally representative sample of 83 acute medical, surgical and orthopaedic hospital wards demonstrates that while wards had similar staffing resources, differences exist in the likelihood of… CONTINUE READING