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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e318268a710

Effect of Magnet Hospital Recognition on 2 Patient Outcomes

Mills, Andrew C. PhD, RN; Gillespie, Kathleen N. PhD

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The purpose of this study was to explore whether Magnet hospitals had better nursing-sensitive outcomes than non-Magnet hospitals. Eighty Magnet hospitals were identified in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project databases and matched with 80 non-Magnet hospitals on 12 hospital characteristics. Comparative analysis demonstrated no significant differences for risk-adjusted rates for pressure ulcers and failure to rescue. Future investigation should examine what clinical benefits might exist that distinguish Magnet from non-Magnet hospitals.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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