The impact of nurse staffing on hospital costs and patient length of stay: a systematic review.

@article{Thungjaroenkul2007TheIO,
  title={The impact of nurse staffing on hospital costs and patient length of stay: a systematic review.},
  author={Petsunee Thungjaroenkul and Greta G Cummings and Amanda Embleton},
  journal={Nursing economic\$},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={255-65}
}
Research examining the relationships between nurse staffing, hospital costs, and length of stay is varied using a range of methods and definitions. This lack of coherence in definitions and measurement tools for cost and length of stay makes it difficult to conclude with certainty the results of nurse staffing on hospital cost and length of stay. However, the evidence reflected that significant reductions in cost and length of stay may be possible with higher ratios of nursing personnel in… CONTINUE READING

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