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.