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An observational study: associations between nurse-reported hospital characteristics and estimated 30-day survival probabilities.

Tvedt C, Sjetne IS, Helgeland J, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2014;23:757-64.

The relationship between lower nurse-to-patient ratios and inpatient mortality has been demonstrated in classic studies. This survey found that nurses' perceptions of adequate staffing and quality in inpatient settings were associated with improved 30-day mortality rates, underscoring the importance of the nursing perspective in patient safety.