Use of temporary nurses and nurse and patient safety outcomes in acute care hospital units

Source: Health Care Management Review, 35(4), 1 October 2010, p333-344.

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: October 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examined links between the use of temporary nursing staff and nurse and patient safety outcomes based on 4,954 nurses working across 142 hospitals. The main findings suggested that nurses working on nursing units with high levels of temporary staff reported greater levels of patient falls and were more likely to report back injuries. The authors suggest an optimum level of temporary nurse staffing of 15% to ensure both nurse and patient safety outcomes.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

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