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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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Mentioned by

news
36 news outlets
blogs
9 blogs
policy
5 policy sources
twitter
2490 tweeters
facebook
31 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
googleplus
2 Google+ users
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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1056 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
1119 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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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 11 <1%
Germany 7 <1%
Canada 6 <1%
United Kingdom 5 <1%
Switzerland 4 <1%
United States 4 <1%
Austria 2 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Other 7 <1%
Unknown 1069 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 246 22%
Student > Bachelor 133 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 114 10%
Researcher 103 9%
Other 72 6%
Other 312 28%
Unknown 139 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 429 38%
Medicine and Dentistry 249 22%
Social Sciences 67 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 29 3%
Psychology 21 2%
Other 103 9%
Unknown 221 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2073. 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 28 April 2021.
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#2,104
of 17,648,139 outputs
Outputs from The Lancet
#119
of 36,701 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16
of 194,809 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Lancet
#1
of 513 outputs
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