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Journal Article

Association of nurse engagement and nurse staffing on patient safety.

Carthon MB, Hatfield L, Plover C, et al. Journal of nursing care quality. 2019;34:40-46.

This cross-sectional study found that nurses reporting a lower level of engagement also described worse patient safety in their work environment. These concerns were exacerbated when higher patient–nurse staffing ratios were present. The authors suggest that increasing nurse engagement may improve patient safety.