Relationships between patient dependency, nursing workload and quality.

  title={Relationships between patient dependency, nursing workload and quality.},
  author={Keith Hurst},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  volume={42 1},
  • Keith Hurst
  • Published 2005 in International journal of nursing studies
The nature and value of dependency-acuity-quality (DAQ) demand-side nursing workforce planning methods are set in the context of nursing workforce planning and development. Extensive DAQ data from one of the largest UK nursing workforce studies (347 wards) involving 64 high-quality and 62 low-quality hospital wards, are reconsidered in a workload and quality context. Results generate new insights; for example, poor quality care is more likely to be a feature of larger wards with fluctuating… CONTINUE READING

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