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The impact of the use of employee functional flexibility on patient safety.

Salvador Rommel O, Gnanlet A, McDermott C. The impact of the use of employee functional flexibility on patient safety. Personnel Rev. Epub 2020 Aug 19. doi: 10.1108/PR-10-2019-0562

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November 18, 2020
Salvador RO, Gnanlet A, McDermott C. Personnel Rev. 2020;50(3):971-984.

Prior research suggests that functional flexibility has benefits in several industries but may carry patient safety risks in healthcare settings. Using data from a national nursing database, this study examined the effect of unit-level nursing functional flexibility on the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers. Results indicate that higher use of functionally flexible nurses was associated with a higher number of pressure ulcers, but this effect was moderated when coworker support within the unit was high.

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Salvador Rommel O, Gnanlet A, McDermott C. The impact of the use of employee functional flexibility on patient safety. Personnel Rev. Epub 2020 Aug 19. doi: 10.1108/PR-10-2019-0562