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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e318225aa23
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Missed Nursing Care, Staffing, and Patient Falls

Kalisch, Beatrice J. PhD, RN, FAAN; Tschannen, Dana PhD, RN; Lee, Kyung Hee MPH, RN

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Abstract

Patient falls in hospitals continue to be a major and costly problem. This study tested the mediating effect of missed nursing care on the relationship of staffing levels (hours per patient day [HPPD]) and patient falls. The sample was 124 patient units in 11 hospitals. The HPPD was negatively associated with patient falls (r = −0.36, P < .01), and missed nursing care was found to mediate the relationship between HPPD and patient falls.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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