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RN Shortages Negatively Impact Patient Safety

Rosenberg, Karen

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: March 2019 - Volume 119 - Issue 3 - p 51
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554040.98991.23
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According to this study:

  • Lower levels of RN staffing increase the risk of death during a hospital stay.
  • Increasing the number of nursing assistants cannot compensate for RN shortages.
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