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Appl Nurs Res. 2011 Nov;24(4):244-55. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2009.12.004. Epub 2010 Feb 10.

Nursing staffing, nursing workload, the work environment and patient outcomes.

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Centre for Health Services Management, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney, Broadway, NSW, Australia. christine.duffield@uts.edu.au

Abstract

Nurse staffing (fewer RNs), increased workload, and unstable nursing unit environments were linked to negative patient outcomes including falls and medication errors on medical/surgical units in a mixed method study combining longitudinal data (5 years) and primary data collection.

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20974086
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10.1016/j.apnr.2009.12.004
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