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J Nurs Care Qual. 2012 Jan-Mar;27(1):6-12. doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e318225aa23.

Missed nursing care, staffing, and patient falls.

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School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA. bkalisch@umich.edu

Abstract

Patient falls in hospitals continue to be a major and costly problem. This study tested the mediating effect of missed nursing care on the relationship of staffing levels (hours per patient day [HPPD]) and patient falls. The sample was 124 patient units in 11 hospitals. The HPPD was negatively associated with patient falls (r = -0.36, P < .01), and missed nursing care was found to mediate the relationship between HPPD and patient falls.

PMID:
21738057
DOI:
10.1097/NCQ.0b013e318225aa23
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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