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Nurse Staffing Levels Make a Difference on Patient Outcomes: A Multisite Study in Chinese Hospitals

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between nurse staffing and patient outcomes in hospitals in mainland China. Methods: The study was conducted in 181 hospitals across all of the eight economic zones in mainland China using a four-stage sampling design. Two instruments, the China Nurse Survey and the patient satisfactionmeasurement from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, were employed in data collection. In this article, 7,802 nurse surveys and 5,430 patient surveys from 600 medical and surgical units were analyzed.

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Journal: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2012; 44:3, 266-273.

Authros: Xiao-wen Zhu, BSN, Li-ming You, MSN, RN, Jing Zheng, PhD, RN, Ke Liu, PhD, RN, Jin-bo Fang, PhD, RN, Shu-xiao Hou, MSN, RN, Min-min Lu, MSN, RN, Ai-li Lv, PhD, RN, Wei-guang Ma, MSN, RN, Hong-hong Wang, PhD, RN, Zi-jing Wu, MSN, RN, & Li-feng Zhang, RN

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