"Staff shortages lead to more deaths"

Date: 5 December 2019

Introduction: UAntwerp research links lower nurse staffing to higher hospital mortality.

A new study by researchers from UAntwerp has found that the number of nurses working on a hospital ward affects the mortality rate of the patients in their care. Their conclusion: more nurses per patient means fewer unexpected patient deaths.

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Link: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/research-groups/centre-for-research-innovation-care/projects-and-publications/staff-shortages-deaths/