Outcomes sensitive to critical care nurse staffing levels: A systematic review protocol

Pamela J. L. Rae*, Susie Pearce, P. Jane Greaves, Chiara Dall'Ora, Peter Griffiths, Ruth Endacott

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Working paper

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Variation in nurse staffing levels have been linked to outcomes such as patient mortality and nurse burnout. However, previous reviews on staffing have either excluded critical care settings or focused on other settings such as acute care. Other reviews have narrowed their scope to include only specific outcomes, such as renal anaemia but it is possible that further patient outcomes may be more appropriate for the ICU setting. This review will therefore identify outcomes sensitive to nurse staffing levels in critical care. The objective of this review is to identify outcomes sensitive to variations in nurse staffing levels in critical care.

The data set consists of the Systematic Review protocol. when the Review is complete a link to the full publication and associated data files will be added.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPlymouth
PublisherUniversity of Plymouth Press
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019

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