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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: How nursing staff skill mix, education and experience modify patient acuity-based estimates of required unit staffing
Principal Investigator:

Ciaran S. Phibbs

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: June 2019 - May 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $339,639
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


A significant body of literature demonstrates that the amount of nurse staffing, as well as the mix, available to provide care to patients has an effect on patient outcomes. This relationship is present across multiple health care systems, and has been shown to correlate with a number of different medical outcomes. While these findings have impacted practice and policy, most studies of the relationship between nurse staffing and patient outcomes are still conducted at the level of the entire hos...

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