Nursing facility staffing in the states : The 1991 to 1995 period.
Trends in the average nurse staffing levels are reported for certified nursing facilities in the United States from 1991 through 1995.
Data from the federal On-Line Survey Certification and Reporting system show a small overall increase in the staffing levels for registered nurses (RNs), licensed vocational and licensed practical nurses (LVNs/LPNs), and nursing assistants over the 5 years, but there are substantial variations across states and regions.
A two-stage least squares panel analysis examined predictors of nurse staff levels in states.
States with higher resident case mix levels had higher RN and LVN/LPN hours.
States with higher percentages of large facilities had lower RN and LVN/LPN levels and states with higher percentages offor-profit facuttie had lower RN staff levels.
States with a higher percentage of Medicaid residents had higher LVN/LPN staff levels.
These findings indicate the need for more studies of staff variations and public policies that affect staffing.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Milieu hospitalier, Evolution, Evaluation, Qualité, Soin, Homme, Organisation santé, Système santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Hospital environment, Evolution, Evaluation, Quality, Care, Human, Public health organization, Health system, United States, North America, America, Health staff
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0511662
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 23/03/1999.