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JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration

January 2004, Volume 34 Number 1 , p 41 - 45

Authors

  • Linda McGillis Hall PhD, RN
  • Diane Doran PhD, RN
  • George H. Pink PhD

Abstract

Conclusions The results of this study suggest that a higher proportion of professional nurses in the staff mix (RNs/RPNs) on medical and surgical units in Ontario teaching hospitals are associated with lower rates of medication errors and wound infections. Higher patient complexity was associated with greater patient use of nursing care resources.

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