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Nurse staffing and adverse events in hospitalized children.

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Mark, BA; Harless, DW; Berman, WF
Published in: Policy Polit Nurs Pract
May 2007

This study determined whether the number of hours of care provided by RNs was related to mortality and complications in hospitalized children. Administrative data (1996-2001) were used to examine discharges of 3.65 million pediatric patients in 286 general and children's hospitals in California. A greater number of resource-adjusted hours of care provided by RNs was related to significantly reduced occurrences of postoperative pulmonary complications, postoperative pneumonia, and postoperative septicemia; the positive impact of increases in nurse staffing was of greater magnitude at institutions providing fewer resource-adjusted hours of RN care. There was also evidence of an impact of increases in nurse staffing on urinary tract infections, but it was statistically significant only for institutions with higher resource-adjusted hours of RN care. There was no statistically significant relationship between RN staffing and mortality. More hours of care provided by RNs was associated with improved quality of care for hospitalized pediatric patients.

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Policy Polit Nurs Pract

DOI

ISSN

1527-1544

Publication Date

May 2007

Volume

8

Issue

2

Start / End Page

83 / 92

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Workload
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Sepsis
  • Risk Adjustment
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Pneumonia
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
 

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Mark, B. A., Harless, D. W., & Berman, W. F. (2007). Nurse staffing and adverse events in hospitalized children. Policy Polit Nurs Pract, 8(2), 83–92. https://doi.org/10.1177/1527154407303499
Mark, Barbara A., David W. Harless, and Wallace F. Berman. “Nurse staffing and adverse events in hospitalized children.Policy Polit Nurs Pract 8, no. 2 (May 2007): 83–92. https://doi.org/10.1177/1527154407303499.
Mark BA, Harless DW, Berman WF. Nurse staffing and adverse events in hospitalized children. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2007 May;8(2):83–92.
Mark, Barbara A., et al. “Nurse staffing and adverse events in hospitalized children.Policy Polit Nurs Pract, vol. 8, no. 2, May 2007, pp. 83–92. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/1527154407303499.
Mark BA, Harless DW, Berman WF. Nurse staffing and adverse events in hospitalized children. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2007 May;8(2):83–92.
Journal cover image

Published In

Policy Polit Nurs Pract

DOI

ISSN

1527-1544

Publication Date

May 2007

Volume

8

Issue

2

Start / End Page

83 / 92

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Workload
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Sepsis
  • Risk Adjustment
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Pneumonia
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care