Skip to main content
Study

Better nurse staffing is associated with survival for black patients and diminishes racial disparities in survival after in-hospital cardiac arrests.

Carthon MB, Brom H, McHugh M, et al. Better nurse staffing is associated with survival for black patients and diminishes racial disparities in survival after in-hospital cardiac arrests. Med Care. Epub 2020 Nov 18. doi: 10.1097/mlr.0000000000001464.

Save

Print

December 9, 2020
Brooks Carthon M, Brom H, McHugh MD, et al. Med Care. 2021;59(2):169-176.

Prior research has shown that lower nurse-to-patient ratios are associated with increased patient mortality. This cross-sectional analysis using multiple data sources from four states assessed the relationship between nurse staffing and survival disparities after in-hospital cardiac arrest. Results indicate that disparities in survival between black and white patients may be linked to medical-surgical nurse staffing levels, and that the benefit of being treated at a hospital with higher staffing ratios may be especially pronounced for black patients.

Save

Print

Cite
Citation

Carthon MB, Brom H, McHugh M, et al. Better nurse staffing is associated with survival for black patients and diminishes racial disparities in survival after in-hospital cardiac arrests. Med Care. Epub 2020 Nov 18. doi: 10.1097/mlr.0000000000001464.