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Nurse staffing levels, missed vital signs observations and mortality in hospital wards: modelling the consequences and costs of variations in nurse staffing and skill mix. Retrospective observational study using routinely collected data
Project title: Nurse staffing levels, missed vital signs observations and mortality in hospital wards: modelling the consequences and costs of variations in nurse staffing and skill mix. Retrospective observational study using routinely collected data
Call to action: 13/114 13/114 HS&DR Researcher-led
Research type: Evidence Synthesis
Chief investigator: Professor Peter Griffiths
Lead Author: Professor Peter Griffiths
Contractor: University of Southampton
Co-investigators: Dr Paul Meredith, Dr Paul Schmidt, Miss Anya de Iongh, Miss Nicola Sinden, Professor Antonello Maruotti, Professor Dankmar Böhning, Professor David Prytherch, Professor Gary Smith, Professor Jane Ball, Professor Jim Briggs, Professor Karen Bloor.
Started: June 2015 | Status: Published December 2018
Higher nurse staffing levels were associated with fewer missed observations, reduced length of stay and less adverse events, including mortality.
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