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Calculating skill mix: Implications for patient outcomes and costs

Calculating skill mix: Implications for patient outcomes and costs
Calculating skill mix: Implications for patient outcomes and costs
Debate continues about the hierarchy of skilled roles in the nursing workforce. For example, should there be grades of qualified nurses other than registered nurses? Should all registered nurses be prepared to degree level? And to what extent should the nursing workforce comprise staff who are not qualified as nurses? Such questions raise critical issues about how different configurations of staff affect patient care outcomes and whether judgements can be made about their cost effectiveness. This Policy+ article refers to systematically reviewed, international evidence in considering the implications for UK nursing of the inclusion of a second-level qualified nurse in the skill mix of the nursing workforce.

1354-5760
24-25
Robinson, S.
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Griffiths, P.
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Maben, J.
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Robinson, S.
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Griffiths, P.
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Maben, J.
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Robinson, S., Griffiths, P. and Maben, J. (2009) Calculating skill mix: Implications for patient outcomes and costs. Nursing Management, 16 (8), 24-25. (PMID:20050480)

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Debate continues about the hierarchy of skilled roles in the nursing workforce. For example, should there be grades of qualified nurses other than registered nurses? Should all registered nurses be prepared to degree level? And to what extent should the nursing workforce comprise staff who are not qualified as nurses? Such questions raise critical issues about how different configurations of staff affect patient care outcomes and whether judgements can be made about their cost effectiveness. This Policy+ article refers to systematically reviewed, international evidence in considering the implications for UK nursing of the inclusion of a second-level qualified nurse in the skill mix of the nursing workforce.

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Published date: December 2009

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Local EPrints ID: 168015
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/168015
ISSN: 1354-5760
PURE UUID: f84d8234-b814-448b-84ef-7a7ba8bbd315

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Date deposited: 23 Nov 2010 11:41
Last modified: 16 Jul 2019 23:49

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