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Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3181f2ecf1
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Closing Wards During Summer Time and Its Effects on Patients' Outcomes

Palese, Alvisa MNS, RN; Masala, Orietta MNS, RN; Capitanio, Manuela BNS, RN; Regattin, Laura MD; Deroma, Laura MD

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Abstract

Closure of wards (units) during the summer is a management practice introduced in some Italian hospitals to deal with the national nursing shortage and seasonal staffing patterns. The authors discuss a cross-sectional comparative study that they conducted to assess the effects of this management practice on patient outcomes.

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