Monday, May 17, 2010

More Nurses Means More Patients Live

In 2002, INQRI National Advisory Committee member Linda Aiken published a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which revealed that as hospital nurses are assigned more and more patients to care for, the number of patients who die increases. Dr. Aiken just released new data which shows that adding a patient to nurses' workloads increased patient mortality by 6 percent in Pennsylvania, 10 percent in New Jersey and 13 percent in California.

Click here to read an article about Dr. Aiken's findings by Theresa Brown, RN, with CNN News.

Click here to read a Q&A with Dr. Aiken on INQRI's website, focused on health reform and nursing.

1 comment:

  1. May be this is true that when more patients add in the hospital.death rate increases. Hence nurse rate must keep high.