Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Want to Live? Make Sure Enough Nurses are Near

Research found a 2% increase in risk of death for each nursing work shift that was understaffed.

The study included ~198,000 patients, during ~177,000 8-hour nursing shifts. Patients averaged three such shifts, meaning their risk of dying increased 6+%compared to patients with access to fully staffed nursing shifts.

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