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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Why is the Study Important?

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  • Hospitals that operate at or near capacity on a regular basis should examine their safety data
  • The ratio of patients per nurse is correlated with adverse events, but we can't say which ratio is "safe".
  • Interventions and safety measures may have to be designed for periods of high volume as well as average activity levels

Notes:

Although most hospitals may have sufficient slack....


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