Nursing staffing, nursing workload, the work environment and patient outcomes

Christine Duffield, Donna Diers, Linda O'Brien-Pallas, Chris Aisbett, Michael Roche, Madeleine King, Kate Aisbett

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Abstract

Nurse staffing (fewer RNs), increased workload, and unstable nursing unit environments were linked to negative patient outcomes including falls and medication errors on medical/surgical units in a mixed method study combining longitudinal data (5 years) and primary data collection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-255
Number of pages12
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

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