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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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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#26 of 24,563)
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27 news outlets
blogs
7 blogs
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
1954 tweeters
facebook
28 Facebook pages
googleplus
2 Google+ users
reddit
1 Redditor

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248 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
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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, for the RN4CAST consortium*, Aiken LH, Sloane DM, Bruyneel L, Van den Heede K, Griffiths P, Busse R, Diomidous M, Kinnunen J, Kózka M, Lesaffre E, McHugh MD, Moreno-Casbas MT, Rafferty AM, Schwendimann R, Scott PA, Tishelman C, van Achterberg T, Sermeus W

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 5 2%
Germany 3 1%
Canada 3 1%
United Kingdom 3 1%
United States 3 1%
France 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Other 7 3%
Unknown 217 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 60 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 44 18%
Professor 27 11%
Researcher 26 10%
Student > Bachelor 22 9%
Other 69 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 102 41%
Nursing and Health Professions 56 23%
Unspecified 23 9%
Social Sciences 23 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 12 5%
Other 32 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1683. 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 15 September 2017.
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