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Registered Nurse and HCA staffing levels: the effects on mortality

Registered Nurse and HCA staffing levels: the effects on mortality
Registered Nurse and HCA staffing levels: the effects on mortality
Findings of a new study by researchers from UK universities and a hospita ltrust confirm the large body of existing research showing that low nurse staffing levels are associated with a range of adverse outcomes, notably mortality. For each day of registered nurse (RN) staffing below the mean, the risk of death increased by 3%. The results were very different for healthcare assistants (HCAs), which shows that HCAs cannot make up for deficits in patient safety arising from shortages of RNs.
0954-7762
48-49
Griffiths, Peter
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Griffiths, Peter
ac7afec1-7d72-4b83-b016-3a43e245265b

Griffiths, Peter (2019) Registered Nurse and HCA staffing levels: the effects on mortality. Nursing Times, 48-49.

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Findings of a new study by researchers from UK universities and a hospita ltrust confirm the large body of existing research showing that low nurse staffing levels are associated with a range of adverse outcomes, notably mortality. For each day of registered nurse (RN) staffing below the mean, the risk of death increased by 3%. The results were very different for healthcare assistants (HCAs), which shows that HCAs cannot make up for deficits in patient safety arising from shortages of RNs.

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Accepted/In Press date: 11 December 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 20 December 2018
Published date: January 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 427938
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/427938
ISSN: 0954-7762
PURE UUID: 2e5e38b0-706d-44da-b4b6-a94f7788ee5a
ORCID for Peter Griffiths: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2439-2857

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Date deposited: 05 Feb 2019 17:30
Last modified: 12 Dec 2021 03:48

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