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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Martsolf GR, Auerbach D, Benevent R
AHRQ Author: Stocks C, Jiang HJ
Examining the value of inpatient nurse staffing: an assessment of quality and patient care costs.
The authors assessed the effect of nurse staffing on quality of care and inpatient care costs. They found that increases in nurse staffing levels were associated with reductions in nursing-sensitive adverse events and length of stay, while changing skill mix by increasing the number of registered nurses, as a proportion of licensed nursing staff, led to reductions in costs.
AHRQ-authored; AHRQ-funded; 290200600009C.
Citation: Martsolf GR, Auerbach D, Benevent R . Examining the value of inpatient nurse staffing: an assessment of quality and patient care costs. Med Care 2014 Nov;52(11):982-8. doi: 10.1097/mlr.0000000000000248.
Keywords: Healthcare Costs, Quality of Care, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Inpatient Care, Nursing
Goldman LE, Sarkar U, Kessell E
Support from hospital to home for elders: a randomized trial.
The researchers studied a peridischarge, nurse-led intervention combined with telephone follow-up designed to reduce readmissions among patients who were 55 or older. They found that the nurse-led, in-hospital discharge support intervention did not show a reduction in readmissions or ED visits among 700 diverse, low-income older adults at a safety-net hospital.
Citation: Goldman LE, Sarkar U, Kessell E . Support from hospital to home for elders: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2014 Oct 7;161(7):472-81. doi: 10.7326/m14-0094..
Keywords: Hospital Discharge, Hospital Readmissions, Emergency Department, Elderly, Social Determinants of Health, Nursing