Monday, January 31, 2011

Study Suggests Link Between Lengthy Nurse Shifts and Patient Deaths

Last week, Madhu Rajaraman of Southern Maryland Online reported that a recent study conducted at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has found that long work hours was one of the strongest contributors to patient deaths. This study was conducted in 71 federal hospitals and recently published in January/February edition of Nursing Research.

This research is similar to a study previously led by INQRI alumni, Dr. Susan Letvak & Dr. Christopher Ruhm, which looked into
the effects of nurse presenteeism [working despite illness] on quality of care and patient safety.

Read more about Dr. Letvak & Dr. Ruhm's study

Click here to read the news article.

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