Nurse staffing levels make a difference on patient outcomes: a multisite study in Chinese hospitals.

@article{Zhu2012NurseSL,
  title={Nurse staffing levels make a difference on patient outcomes: a multisite study in Chinese hospitals.},
  author={Xiao-wen Zhu and Li-ming You and Jing Juan Zheng and Ke Liu and Jin-bo Fang and Shu-xiao Hou and Min-min Lu and Ai-li Lv and Wei-guang Ma and Hong-hong Wang and Zi-Jing Wu and Li-feng Zhang},
  journal={Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={266-73}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between nurse staffing and patient outcomes in hospitals in mainland China. METHODS The study was conducted in 181 hospitals across all of the eight economic zones in mainland China using a four-stage sampling design. Two instruments, the China Nurse Survey and the patient satisfaction measurement from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, were employed in data collection. In this article, 7,802… CONTINUE READING

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