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Duraiswamy N.; Welton, R.; Reisman, A.
JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: February 1981
Research for Nursing]: PDF Only
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This article describes a computer simulation study to determine the number of full-time registered nurses required to deliver safe nursing care in a 20-bed medical intensive care unit. The authors' computer simulation model predicts different staffing levels for two six-month periods. The article illustrates how the computer simulation was accomplished and discusses the cost and feasibility of using computer simulation in other settings.

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