Nurse staffing and inpatient hospital mortality.
N Engl J Med. 2011 Mar 17;364(11):1037-45
Authors: Needleman J, Buerhaus P, Pankratz VS, Leibson CL, Stevens SR, Harris M
Cross-sectional studies of hospital-level administrative data have shown an association between lower levels of staffing of registered nurses (RNs) and increased patient mortality. However, such studies have been criticized because they have not shown a direct link between the level of staffing and individual patient experiences and have not included sufficient statistical controls.
PMID: 21410372 [PubMed - in process]