Research Briefs

Date of this Version

8-18-2020

Abstract

A study of hospitals in New York and Illinois at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic found that most did not meet benchmark patient-to-nurse staffing ratios for medical-surgical or intensive care units. New York City hospitals had especially low staffing ratios. Understaffed hospitals were associated with less job satisfaction among nurses, unfavorable grades for patient safety and quality of care, and hesitance by nurses and patients to recommend their hospitals.

Document Type

Brief

Number

67

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Keywords

nurse, nursing, staffing, nurse staffing, COVID, COVID-19, coronavirus, hospital staffing

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https://ldi.upenn.edu/brief/chronic-hospital-nurse-understaffing-meets-covid-19

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Date Posted:03 February 2021