Patient falls: Association with hospital Magnet status and nursing unit staffing.

@article{Lake2010PatientFA,
  title={Patient falls: Association with hospital Magnet status and nursing unit staffing.},
  author={E. Lake and J. Shang and Susan F. Klaus and N. Dunton},
  journal={Research in nursing \& health},
  year={2010},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={
          413-25
        }
}
The relationships between hospital Magnet® status, nursing unit staffing, and patient falls were examined in a cross-sectional study using 2004 National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI®) data from 5,388 units in 108 Magnet and 528 non-Magnet hospitals. In multivariate models, the fall rate was 5% lower in Magnet than non-Magnet hospitals. An additional registered nurse (RN) hour per patient day was associated with a 3% lower fall rate in ICUs. An additional licensed practical… Expand
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