volume 21, issue spe, P146-154 2013
DOI: 10.1590/s0104-11692013000700019
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Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze the potential association between nursing workload and patient safety in the medical and surgical inpatient units of a teaching hospital.Method: a mixed method strategy (sequential explanatory design). Results: the initial quantitative stage of the study suggest that increases in the number of patients assigned to each nursing team lead to increased rates of bed-related falls, central line-associated bloodstream infections, nursing staff turnover, and absenteeis…

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