Modeling hospital-acquired pressure ulcer prevalence on medical-surgical units: nurse workload, expertise, and clinical processes of care.

@article{Aydin2015ModelingHP,
  title={Modeling hospital-acquired pressure ulcer prevalence on medical-surgical units: nurse workload, expertise, and clinical processes of care.},
  author={Carolyn S Aydin and Nancy E. Donaldson and Nancy A. Stotts and Moshe Fridman and Diane S. Brown},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={2015},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={351-73}
}
OBJECTIVE This study modeled the predictive power of unit/patient characteristics, nurse workload, nurse expertise, and hospital-acquired pressure ulcer (HAPU) preventive clinical processes of care on unit-level prevalence of HAPUs. DATA SOURCES Seven hundred and eighty-nine medical-surgical units (215 hospitals) in 2009. STUDY DESIGN Using unit-level data, HAPUs were modeled with Poisson regression with zero-inflation (due to low prevalence of HAPUs) with significant covariates as… CONTINUE READING

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