Nurse Patient Ratio Is Effective Towards Positive Patient Outcome And Work Satisfaction From Nurses

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One of the major issues in the profession of nursing today is whether or not an adequate nurse to patient ratio is of importance to the quality of patient care and patient safety; the overall outcome. Over past decades, there have been many disputes about the shortage of nurses to patients and how nurses would get overworked and do overtime. This would then reflect on the effect that this shortage has on quality of care and safety of patients, whether in a hospital setting or not. There have been many studies done that support the importance of nurse to patient ratio; however, there have been studies that do not support the nurse to patient ratio because of future financial budget issue as well as enough proof to show that implementation of the mandated nurse-to-patient ratio is effective towards positive patient outcome and work satisfaction from nurses. The following peered review research studies include approaches that have been taken to support the positive and negative outcome of nurse to patient ratio. A peered review research study conducted in Taiwan by Liang, T.W. et al. (2012), focused on nursing staffing and the direct nursing care hours and patient mortality. The purpose of this study was to find a “relationship between nurse staffing and patient mortality of acute care hospital under a universal health insurance system and provide explanations for some of the phenomena that are unique in Taiwan” (Liang, Y.W. et al., 2012). This study provided 108…

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