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Journal Article

Nurse staffing, nursing assistants and hospital mortality: retrospective longitudinal cohort study.

Griffiths P, Maruotti A, Saucedo AR, et al.  BMJ Qual Saf. 2019;28(8):609-617.

There is a clear link between nurse staffing ratios and patient safety. This study corroborates the finding that lower registered nurse staffing and higher numbers of patients admitted per nurse are associated with increased rates of in-hospital mortality. The results underscore the importance of adequate nursing to ensure safe acute care.