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Nurse staffing levels, missed vital signs and mortality in hospitals: retrospective longitudinal observational study

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Low nurse staffing levels are associated with adverse patient outcomes from hospital care, but the causal relationship is unclear. Limited capacity to observe patients has been hypothesised as a causal mechanism.This study determines whether or not adverse outcomes are more likely to occur after patients experience low nurse staffing levels, and whether or not missed vital signs observations mediate any relationship.Retrospective longitudinal observational study. Multilevel/hierarchical mixed...

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10.3310/hsdr06380

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0000-0003-2439-2857
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0000-0002-8655-2994
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0000-0003-0638-7106
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Department of Health
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HS&DR/13/114/17
Publisher:
NIHR Journals Library
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Health Services and Delivery Research More from this journal
Volume:
6
Issue:
38
Publication date:
2018-12-06
Acceptance date:
2018-03-21
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EISSN:
2050-4357
ISSN:
2050-4349
Pmid:
30516947
Language:
English
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pubs:1060615
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uuid:f5d91ef7-7e92-47cd-94c0-6b4d6505c974
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2019-11-24

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