Nurse staffing and patient falls on acute care hospital units.

@article{Dunton2004NurseSA,
  title={Nurse staffing and patient falls on acute care hospital units.},
  author={Nancy Dunton and Byron J. Gajewski and Roma Lee Taunton and Jan Moore},
  journal={Nursing outlook},
  year={2004},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={
          53-9
        }
}
Abstract Changes in health care financing, beginning in the 1980's, resulted in reduced nurse staffing and skill levels in acute care hospitals. Research has shown that reduced nurse staffing has endangered some aspects of patient safety. This study estimated the relationship between three aspects of nurse staffing and the patient fall rate for four types of acute care units. The association was estimated using a generalized linear mixed model with data for 2002 from 1751 hospital units in the… Expand
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