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Title: Nurse staffing and education and hospital mortality in nine European countries: a retrospective observational study
Authors: Aiken, Linda H ×
Sloane, Douglas M
Bruyneel, Luk
Van den Heede, Koen
Griffiths, Peter
Busse, Reinhard
Diomidous, Marianna
Kinnunen, Juha
Kozka, Maria
Lesaffre, Emmanuel
McHugh, Matthew D
Moreno-Casbas, M. T
Rafferty, Anne Marie
Schwendimann, Rene
Scott, P. Anne
Tishelman, Carol
van Achterberg, Theo
Sermeus, Walter #
for the RN4CAST consortium #
Issue Date: May-2014
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
Series Title: LANCET vol:383 issue:9931 pages:1824-1830
Article number: S0140-6736(13)62631-8
Abstract: Austerity measures and health-system redesign to minimise hospital expenditures risk adversely affecting patient outcomes. The RN4CAST study was designed to inform decision making about nursing, one of the largest components of hospital operating expenses. We aimed to assess whether differences in patient to nurse ratios and nurses' educational qualifications in nine of the 12 RN4CAST countries with similar patient discharge data were associated with variation in hospital mortality after common surgical procedures.
ISSN: 0140-6736
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Nursing and Health Care Management Teaching Methodology and Practicals
Leuven Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics Centre (L-BioStat)
Academic Centre for Nursing and Midwifery
× corresponding author
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