Nurse–Patient Ratios as a Patient Safety Strategy

@article{Shekelle2013NursePatientRA,
  title={Nurse–Patient Ratios as a Patient Safety Strategy},
  author={Paul Shekelle},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={158},
  pages={404 - 409}
}
  • P. Shekelle
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
A small percentage of patients die during hospitalization or shortly thereafter, and it is widely believed that more or better nursing care could prevent some of these deaths. The author systematically reviewed the evidence about nurse staffing ratios and in-hospital death through September 2012. From 550 titles, 87 articles were reviewed and 15 new studies that augmented the 2 existing reviews were selected. The strongest evidence supporting a causal relationship between higher nurse staffing… Expand

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