Missed Care Episodes, Nurse Staffing Levels and Patient Safety (BMJ Quality and Safety)

Summary

Recent research indicates that nurses working in English acute hospitals say some aspects of care are left undone frequently, with a presumed impact on nursing care quality and patient safety.

Hospitals could use nurse-rated assessments of “missed care” as an early warning proxy measure to identify wards with inadequate staffing.

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Reference

Ball, J.E. Murrells, T. [and] Rafferty A.M. [et al] (2013). Care left undone during nursing shifts: associations with workload and perceived quality of care. BMJ Quality and Safety, July 29th 2013. [Epub ahead of print]. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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