Objective: To examine the association between registered nurse (RN) staffing and patient outcomes in acute care hospitals. Study Selection: Twenty-eight studies reported adjusted odds ratios of patient outcomes in categories of RN-to-patient ratio, and met inclusion criteria. Information was abstracted using a standardized protocol.
Journal: Medical Care, Volume 45, Number 12, December 2007
Authors: Robert L. Kane, MD, Tatyana A. Shamliyan, MD, MS, Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, Sue Duval, PhD, and Timothy J. Wilt, MD, MPH
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