nurse-to-patient ratio

nurse-to-patient ratio

The number of nurses assigned to care for a patient, esp. in a hospital. Low nurse-to-patient ratios have been associated with a decrease in the quality of hospital care and an increase in complications in care.
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But apart from the nurse-to-patient ratio targets, the need for more medical professionals in Seha has arisen from the fact that skills and requirements among nurses are also shifting.
Nurse-to-patient ratio is as high as 1:80-100 while doctor-to-patient ratio has skyrocketed to 1:30,000.
A high nurse-to-patient ratio is directly responsible for nurses' job-related burnout and job dissatisfaction.
This is to support our domestic recruitment plan to ensure that we have a safe and sustainable nurse-to-patient ratio on our hospital wards.
Mandated minimum nurse-to-patient ratio is the final factor and is indirectly controlled for by the use of the pre and post-study design.
The orthopaedic consultant said quality of care deteriorated if nurses were stretched, and hospitals were running a "false economy" if they chose to have a lower nurse-to-patient ratio.
The state's 450-plus acute care hospitals were to begin using a 1-to-5 nurse-to-patient ratio this month down from 1-to-6, as part of a law signed in 1999 by then-Gov.
You can imagine when you have that kind of patient load, combined with the fact that patients are much sicker when they are in hospitals nowadays--there is higher acuity--then the workload for an RN in a typical day is overwhelming, unless there is some kind of nurse-to-patient ratio regulation.
Also, 30-day mortality rates among AIDS patients were lower where there was both a higher nurse-to-patient ratio and an AIDS specialty physician service.
In addition, 30-day mortality rates among AIDS patients were lower where there was both a higher nurse-to-patient ratio and an AIDS specialty physician service.
There will be about 40 people on staff, which will provide a higher nurse-to-patient ratio than in a regular hospital.
Furthermore, the patient movement data and conventional nurse staffing records were used to calculate a nurse staffing measure, hourly nurse-to-patient ratio.