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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, May 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#47 of 32,287)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
30 news outlets
blogs
8 blogs
policy
4 policy sources
twitter
2140 tweeters
facebook
31 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
googleplus
2 Google+ users
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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756 Dimensions

Readers on

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

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 12 1%
Germany 7 <1%
Canada 6 <1%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
United States 4 <1%
Switzerland 4 <1%
Austria 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
Other 8 <1%
Unknown 774 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 204 25%
Student > Bachelor 100 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 95 12%
Researcher 83 10%
Unspecified 65 8%
Other 278 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 312 38%
Medicine and Dentistry 221 27%
Unspecified 124 15%
Social Sciences 54 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 23 3%
Other 91 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1818. 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 30 October 2019.
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#1,070
of 13,898,656 outputs
Outputs from The Lancet
#47
of 32,287 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15
of 188,131 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Lancet
#1
of 514 outputs
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