Do Higher Nurse-Patient Ratios Increase Safety? Evidence is Inconclusive

Existing evidence suggests a relationship between nurse staffing levels and inpatient mortality, but further research is needed to determine its efficacy as a patient safety strategy, according to a study in Annals of Internal Medicine.

The author reviewed evidence on nurse staffing ratios and in-hospital mortality through September 2012.

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