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Nurse staffing and education and hospital mortality in nine European countries: a retrospective observational study

Overview of attention for article published in The Lancet, February 2014
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Mentioned by

news
100 news outlets
blogs
10 blogs
policy
8 policy sources
twitter
2778 X users
facebook
32 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
2 Google+ users
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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1564 Dimensions

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mendeley
1689 Mendeley
citeulike
3 CiteULike
Title
Nurse staffing and education and hospital mortality in nine European countries: a retrospective observational study
Published in
The Lancet, February 2014
DOI 10.1016/s0140-6736(13)62631-8
Pubmed ID
Authors

Linda H Aiken, Douglas M Sloane, Luk Bruyneel, Koen Van den Heede, Peter Griffiths, Reinhard Busse, Marianna Diomidous, Juha Kinnunen, Maria Kózka, Emmanuel Lesaffre, Matthew D McHugh, M T Moreno-Casbas, Anne Marie Rafferty, Rene Schwendimann, P Anne Scott, Carol Tishelman, Theo van Achterberg, Walter Sermeus, for the RN4CAST consortium

Abstract

Austerity measures and health-system redesign to minimise hospital expenditures risk adversely affecting patient outcomes. The RN4CAST study was designed to inform decision making about nursing, one of the largest components of hospital operating expenses. We aimed to assess whether differences in patient to nurse ratios and nurses' educational qualifications in nine of the 12 RN4CAST countries with similar patient discharge data were associated with variation in hospital mortality after common surgical procedures.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 11 <1%
Germany 7 <1%
Canada 6 <1%
Switzerland 4 <1%
United States 4 <1%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
Austria 2 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Other 7 <1%
Unknown 1641 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 312 18%
Student > Bachelor 162 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 140 8%
Researcher 127 8%
Other 89 5%
Other 401 24%
Unknown 458 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 583 35%
Medicine and Dentistry 278 16%
Social Sciences 81 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 43 3%
Psychology 24 1%
Other 140 8%
Unknown 540 32%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2737. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 May 2024.
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#2,728
of 26,308,718 outputs
Outputs from The Lancet
#139
of 43,483 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12
of 236,126 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Lancet
#1
of 510 outputs
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