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The association between patient safety outcomes and nurse/healthcare assistant skill mix and staffing levels and factors that may influence staffing requirements

The association between patient safety outcomes and nurse/healthcare assistant skill mix and staffing levels and factors that may influence staffing requirements
The association between patient safety outcomes and nurse/healthcare assistant skill mix and staffing levels and factors that may influence staffing requirements
Introduction
Identifying safe approaches to nurse staffing in hospital wards is a key challenge for health
service providers. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has been
asked by the Department of Health and NHS England to develop an evidence-based
guideline on safe and efficient staffing in acute adult inpatient wards.
This review is the first of two reviews to inform the safe staffing guideline. It aims to explore
evidence to inform guidance related to the following three sets of questions, set out in the
scope.
1. What patient safety outcomes are associated with nurse and healthcare
assistant staffing levels and skill mix?
a. What outcomes are associated with tasks undertaken by registered
nurses, healthcare assistants (HCA), and other staff?
b. Which outcomes should be used as indicators of safe staffing?
2. What patient factors affect nurse and healthcare assistant staffing
requirements at different times during the day? These include:
a. Patient dependency and acuity assessment and grading
b. Patient turnover.
3. How does the ward environment, including physical layout and diversity of
clinical disciplines, affect safe staffing requirements?
University of Southampton
Griffiths, Peter
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Ball, Jane
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Drennan, Jonathan
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Jones, Jeremy
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Griffiths, Peter, Ball, Jane, Drennan, Jonathan, James, Liz, Jones, Jeremy, Recio, Alejandra and Simon, Michael (2014) The association between patient safety outcomes and nurse/healthcare assistant skill mix and staffing levels and factors that may influence staffing requirements Southampton, GB. University of Southampton

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Abstract

Introduction
Identifying safe approaches to nurse staffing in hospital wards is a key challenge for health
service providers. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has been
asked by the Department of Health and NHS England to develop an evidence-based
guideline on safe and efficient staffing in acute adult inpatient wards.
This review is the first of two reviews to inform the safe staffing guideline. It aims to explore
evidence to inform guidance related to the following three sets of questions, set out in the
scope.
1. What patient safety outcomes are associated with nurse and healthcare
assistant staffing levels and skill mix?
a. What outcomes are associated with tasks undertaken by registered
nurses, healthcare assistants (HCA), and other staff?
b. Which outcomes should be used as indicators of safe staffing?
2. What patient factors affect nurse and healthcare assistant staffing
requirements at different times during the day? These include:
a. Patient dependency and acuity assessment and grading
b. Patient turnover.
3. How does the ward environment, including physical layout and diversity of
clinical disciplines, affect safe staffing requirements?

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Published date: March 2014
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 367526
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/367526
PURE UUID: 91c051f1-0b41-4a5d-9028-ce6a43852289
ORCID for Peter Griffiths: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2439-2857
ORCID for Jonathan Drennan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7365-4345
ORCID for Liz James: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9355-0295
ORCID for Alejandra Recio: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2823-4573

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Date deposited: 05 Sep 2014 13:39
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:36

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Author: Peter Griffiths ORCID iD
Author: Jane Ball
Author: Liz James ORCID iD
Author: Jeremy Jones
Author: Alejandra Recio ORCID iD
Author: Michael Simon

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