Do nurse-staffing levels affect patient mortality in acute secondary care?

Hill, Barry (2017) Do nurse-staffing levels affect patient mortality in acute secondary care? British Journal of Nursing, 26 (12). pp. 698-704. ISSN 0966-0461

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2017.26.12.698

Abstract

This systematic literature review explores and considers whether registered nurse staffing levels affect patient mortality in acute secondary care settings. A discussion makes particular reference to the philosophical foundations of contrasting research approaches used within the literature. At the time of writing, the author was a modern matron for surgery, managing the ear, nose and throat; head and neck; airway; and reconstructive plastic surgery services in a large acute teaching hospital in central London. Effective management and leadership of acute clinical areas requires appropriate nurse:patient ratios. In practice settings, patient to staff ratios are based on care being provided by highly skilled and competent nurses providing best quality, evidence-based practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nurse: patient ratios, Safe staffing, Patient safety, Surgery, Mortality, Burnout
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Healthcare
Depositing User: Barry Hill
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 09:08
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 09:31
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/31228

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