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Journal Article

Nurse staffing levels and patient-reported missed nursing care.

Dabney BW, Kalisch BJ. Journal of nursing care quality. 2015;30:306-12.

Missed nursing care may explain part of the link between nurse staffing and patient outcomes. In this study, researchers interviewed 729 inpatients from 2 hospitals to measure missed nursing care and found that nurse staffing hours and skill mix were associated with timeliness of nursing care.