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2010 Shortage of Nurses Means Death After Hip Fracture Medscape

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Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/718859

Description: Report of presentation to the AAOS Annual Meeting 2010.
Low nurse staffing levels are associated with increased mortality among elderly patients admitted to hospital with hip fractures, new research suggests.
In a retrospective cohort study presented at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2010 Annual Meeting, the risk for death among elderly patients in the hospital with hip fractures increased 22% when the nursing staff was reduced by 1 full-time nurse each day

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