Nurse staffing effects on patient outcomes: safety-net and non safety-net

June 28, 2011

Source: Medical care Vol49, Issue 4, p406-414

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Date of publication: April 2011

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at the levels of nurse staffing, and whether greater levels of nursing staff available increase patient safety.

Length of publication: 8 pages

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Acknowledgement: HMIC

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Guidance on safe nurse staffing levels in the UK

December 22, 2010

Source: Royal College of Nursing (RCN) 

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Date of publication: December 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report seeks to identify what adequate staffing levels are for nurses.  It looks at the consequences for short staffing and the business case for ensuring there are safe staffing levels.

Length of publication: 54 pages


Increasing nurse staffing levels in Belgian cardiac surgery centres: a cost-effective patient safety intervention?

August 28, 2010

Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66(6) pp. 1291-6

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Date of publication: June 2010

Publication Type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This article reports on research conducted in Belgium into the cost-effectiveness of increasing nurse staffing for cardiac surgery by comparing this with other interventions

 Length of publication: 5 pages

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Acknowledgements: BNI