nurse-patient ratio

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nurse-patient ratio

The ratio of nurses on a particular floor, ward or unit to the number of patients.
The greater the anticipated acuity of care, as in the ICU, the lower is the ratio in a high-quality healthcare facility (1:6 is the normal ratio in a medical-surgical unit, 1:2 in an ICU).
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They are, suffering from ineffective patient-nurse ratio, lack of critical supplies and equipment, dilapidated structures, unsafe overcrowding and inadequate sanitation, among many other problems.
It assessed adequacy of human resources by calculating patientdoctor ratio in ED, patient-nurse ratio in ED, and patientdoctor ratio in OPD.
Table-1: Patient-Doctor and Patient-Nurse ratios at Emergency Department (ED) and Patient-Doctor ratio at Outpatient Department (OPD) of a public and private sector hospital.
(25) 230-bed VA center; Patient-nurse ratio 170 patients increased during BSI outbreak (c) Harbarth et al.
Simply put, are we to believe that higher post-surgical mortality is related to a hospital's patient-nurse ratio, as argued in the first article, or to the academic degree preparation of bedside nurses, as argued in the second?
Simply put, are we to believe that higher post-surgical patient mortality is related to a hospital's patient-nurse ratio, as argued in the first article, or to the academic degree preparation of bedside nurses, as argued in the second?
Lower patient-nurse ratios associated with significantly lower patient mortality on medical and surgical units
Other researchers examined the effects of increased patient-nurse ratios on nursing staff satisfaction (Burke, 2003; Healy & McKay, 1999; Tovey & Adams, 1999).
Staffing patterns, reflected in patient-nurse ratios, affect the ability of the nurse to anticipate, recognize, and intervene in the pre-arrest state.

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