Nurse staffing and patient mortality in intensive care units.

  title={Nurse staffing and patient mortality in intensive care units.},
  author={Sung-Hyun Cho and Jeong Hae Hwang and Jaiyong Kim},
  journal={Nursing research},
  volume={57 5},
BACKGROUND Research evidence suggests that nurse staffing influences patient outcomes. OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between nurse staffing and patient mortality in Korean intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS Using survey and administrative databases, this study included 27,372 ICU patients discharged from 42 tertiary and 194 secondary hospitals. Ownership (public vs. private), location (metropolitan city vs. province), size, specialization of ICUs (specialized vs. mixed… CONTINUE READING
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