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Study: Nurse staffing, nursing assistants and hospital mortality

Published: 6 December 2018

The study, Nurse staffing, nursing assistants and hospital mortality: retrospective longitudinal observational study, involved the Universities of Southampton, Portsmouth and York and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) which funded the research.

Lead author, Professor Peter Griffiths emphasises that this study - one of the first to look at the effects of nursing assistants in the workforce - and its findings will have significant implications, particularly for hospitals that consider adding assistants as a means of making up for RN shortages. 

The paper is published in BMJ Quality and Safety

The full NIHR report could also be found here 


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