Increasing economic pressures on healthcare systems raise concerns about how workforce cuts and reconfigurations may affect quality . Currently there are no centrally set minimum staffing levels for National Health Service organisations; providers are responsible for determining staffing requirements locally. In this Policy+ we look at the impact mandated minimum Registered Nurse (RN) staffing levels have had in other countries and consider current guidelines and recommendations.
Journal: Policy+, Issue 34 • March 2012
Authors: National Nursing Research Unit
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