Journal Article
Review

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

Mitchell BG, Gardner A, Stone PW, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2018;44:613-622.

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.