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Safe-staffing: What do we know?

8 November 2016

NIHR CLAHRC Wessex has just published a new Evidence Brief which summarises what is know about levels of safe nurse staffing.

Here's an excerpt:

"A large and increasing number of studies have reported a relationship between low nurse staffing levels and adverse outcomes, including higher mortality rates. Despite the volume of research undertaken, there remain some significant gaps in the evidence base. This has led to confusion about what is known about nurse staffing levels and how the evidence can be used to inform practice.  For example, is there enough evidence on nurse staffing and patient outcomes to develop ‘safe-staffing’ guidance? If not, what more needs to be done?"

See the full evidence brief here

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