Effects of hospital care environment on patient mortality and nurse outcomes.

  title={Effects of hospital care environment on patient mortality and nurse outcomes.},
  author={Linda H. Aiken and Sean Clarke and Douglas Sloane and Eileen T Lake and Timothy Cheney},
  journal={The Journal of nursing administration},
  volume={39 7-8 Suppl},
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to analyze the net effects of nurse practice environments on nurse and patient outcomes after accounting for nurse staffing and education. BACKGROUND Staffing and education have well-documented associations with patient outcomes, but evidence on the effect of care environments on outcomes has been more limited. METHODS Data from 10,184 nurses and 232,342 surgical patients in 168 Pennsylvania hospitals were analyzed. Care environments were measured… CONTINUE READING
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