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Hospital staffing and health care–associated infections: a systematic review of the literature.

Mitchell BG, Gardner A, Stone PW, et al. Hospital Staffing and Health Care-Associated Infections: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44(10):613-622. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.02.002.

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October 3, 2018
Mitchell BG, Gardner A, Stone PW, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44(10):613-622.

Lack of appropriate staffing can diminish the safety and effectiveness of medical services. In this systematic review, researchers found that increased hospital staffing was generally associated with decreased rates of health care–associated infections.

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Mitchell BG, Gardner A, Stone PW, et al. Hospital Staffing and Health Care-Associated Infections: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44(10):613-622. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.02.002.