Background: Higher levels of registered nurse (RN) staffing is associated with lower mortality and better quality of care in many studies. This research has rarely considered staffing by other groups including doctors. Workforce policy in the UK implies a reconfiguration of the care workforce with fewer registered nurses and a larger number of assistant practitioners and health care assistants (HCA). Therefore this study examines the association between medical, nursing, HCA staffing and standardised mortality rates.
Journal: RCN Annual Research Conference March 2013
Authors: Griffiths, P., Ball J., Rafferty, A.M., Murrells, T.M., Jones, S. RCN Annual Research Conference March 2013.
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