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Higher quality of care and patient safety associated with better NICU work environments.

Lake ET, Hallowell SG, Kutney-Lee A, et al. Higher Quality of Care and Patient Safety Associated With Better NICU Work Environments. J Nurs Care Qual. 2016;31(1):24-32. doi:10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000146.

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September 2, 2015
Lake ET, Hallowell SG, Kutney-Lee A, et al. J Nurs Care Qual. 2016;31(1):24-32.

This survey of nurses found that those who rated their work environment as poor were more likely to report quality and safety problems, underscoring the well-described link between nurses' working conditions and patient safety. Improving nurse working conditions is a patient safety strategy.

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Lake ET, Hallowell SG, Kutney-Lee A, et al. Higher Quality of Care and Patient Safety Associated With Better NICU Work Environments. J Nurs Care Qual. 2016;31(1):24-32. doi:10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000146.