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Journal Article

Nurses' work schedule characteristics, nurse staffing, and patient mortality.

Trinkoff AM, Johantgen M, Storr CL, et al. Nursing research. 2011;60:1-8.

This study found that nurse work schedules were independently associated with patient mortality. In addition to known issues with staffing ratios, the authors point out an opportunity to provide safer schedules and working conditions for nurses.