Table 5, Chapter 34Summary table for increasing nurse-to-patient staffing ratios to prevent falls, pressure ulcers, and other nursing sensitive outcomes (other than mortality)

Scope of the Problem Targeted by the PSP (Frequency/Severity)Strength of Evidence for Effectiveness of the PSPsEvidence or Potential for Harmful Unintended ConsequencesEstimate of CostImplementation Issues: How Much do We Know?/How Hard Is it?
Common/HighLowLowHighA lot/Not difficult

From: Chapter 34, Effect of Nurse-to-Patient Staffing Ratios on Patient Morbidity and Mortality

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