A total of 729 inpatients were surveyed using the MISSCARE Survey–Patient. Missed timeliness, patient reports of the time it took for them to receive care from nursing staff, was negatively associated with total nursing staff hours of care per patient-day (r = −0.09, P = .015), registered nurse (RN) hours per patient-day (r = −0.14, P = .0002), and RN skill mix (r = −0.13, P = .0004). RN skill mix was also a predictor of missed timeliness (P = .01).
Department of Nursing, University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI (Dr. Dabney); and School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (Dr. Kalisch).
Correspondence: Beverly Waller Dabney, PhD, RN, Nursing, University of Michigan–Flint, 303 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48502-1950 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Funding for this study was provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan.
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Accepted for publication: March 8, 2015.
Published ahead of print: April 29, 2015