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Effects of registered nurse staffing levels, work environment, and education levels on adverse events in nursing homes

Authors
 Seonhwa Choi  ;  Eunhee Cho  ;  Eunkyo Kim  ;  Kyongeun Lee  ;  Soo Jung Chang 
Citation
 SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, Vol.11(1) : 21458, 2021-12 
Journal Title
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS
Issue Date
2021-12
Abstract
This study examined the effects of nurse staffing levels, work environment, and education levels on adverse events in nursing homes. A cross-sectional study was conducted involving 216 nurses working in 62 nursing homes in South Korea, using self-reported questionnaires and data from the National Health Insurance Service of South Korea. A logistic regression model was used to investigate the effects of nurse staffing levels, work environment, and nursing education levels on the adverse events experienced by residents. An increase of one resident per nurse was significantly associated with a higher incidence of medication error, pressure ulcers and urinary tract infections. A poor work environment increased the incidence of adverse events. Compared to nurses with a bachelor's degree or higher, those with diplomas reported increased incidence rates of pressure ulcers. Improving the health outcomes of residents in nursing homes requires efforts that strengthen the nursing workforce in terms of numbers and educational level, and which improve their work environment at institutional and policy levels.
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DOI
10.1038/s41598-021-00946-8
Appears in Collections:
3. College of Nursing (간호대학) > Dept. of Nursing (간호학과) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Cho, Eunhee(조은희) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7871-6848
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/187216
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