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The Relationship of Nursing Workforce Characteristics to Patient Outcomes

  title={The Relationship of Nursing Workforce Characteristics to Patient Outcomes},
  author={Nancy Dunton and Byron J. Gajewski and Susan F. Klaus and Belinda Pierson},
  journal={The online journal of issues in nursing},
Abstract Three reports from the Institute of Medicine found that errors in hospital care were more common than previously thought; that health care delivery should be reorganized to improve the quality of care; and that, operationally, nurses have a critical role in securing patient safety. Now the contribution of nursing to the reduction of adverse events must be established empirically, so that nursing-sensitive indicators can be incorporated in such health care-improvement strategies as… Expand
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