Measuring Patient Acuity: Implications for Nurse Staffing and Assignment.

@article{Welton2017MeasuringPA,
  title={Measuring Patient Acuity: Implications for Nurse Staffing and Assignment.},
  author={J. Welton},
  journal={The Journal of nursing administration},
  year={2017},
  volume={47 10},
  pages={
          471
        }
}
  • J. Welton
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of nursing administration
One of the more enduring traditions in nursing is to set staffing based on the midnight census. One of the main flaws of this approach is the underlying assumption that any point in the day, ostensibly midnight, can predict nursing care needs for patients in hospitals for the rest of the shift or fo 
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