Journal article

Nursing skill mix and outcomes: a Singapore perspective

TC Ayre, MF Gerdtz, J Parker, S Nelson

INTERNATIONAL NURSING REVIEW | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

AIM: To summarize key evidence on nursing skill mix in acute care hospitals and their limitations; and identify the gaps in current literature vis-à-vis Singapore's nursing workforce. BACKGROUND: Nursing skill mix has been theorized to be a factor influencing patient, nurse and organizational outcomes. While there is a growing body of literature explicating associations between nursing skill mix and positive outcomes, the evidence does not as yet provide firm directions in determining the best configuration. In addition, differences in nursing workforce characteristics also make it difficult to apply findings from one healthcare setting to another. CONCLUSIONS: In reviewing key evidence from..

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