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This is the RN4CAST Consortium in the European Union 

The RN4CAST-EU gives nurse researchers the opportunity to compile and disseminate the evidence for improving nurse retention and patient outcomes. 

 

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<strong>Belgium</strong>Belgium <strong>Sweden</strong>Sweden <strong>United States</strong>United States <strong>Italy</strong>Italy <strong>Finland</strong>Finland <strong>Norway</strong>Norway <strong>People's Republic of China</strong>People's Republic of China

About the RN4CAST-EU

Dr. Aiken convening with RN4CAST-EU partners to write one of three research project reports to the study's major funding source, The <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/index_en.cfm" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme</a>,Dr. Aiken convening with RN4CAST-EU partners to write one of three research project reports to the study's major funding source, The European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme,The project is funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme, and is coordinated by the Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, KU Leuven, in Belgium. Dr. Linda H. Aiken, is the vice coordinator of the project and leads a team of researchers in the United States from the Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. The Consortium is comprised of nursing and health care researchers, educators and scientists representing a total of 18 countries including the USA and three International Cooperating Partner Countries  (ICPC) of the European Union making it the largest consortium ever in this domain. Research teams of the European countries examined data from more than 30 hospitals each, for an overall minimum of 330 hospitals and 15,000 nurses. They also studied data from tens of thousands of patients. Researchers investigate the role nursing work environments and nursing staff deployment play in nurse recruitment, retention, productivity and patient  outcomes. Similar research projects were also launched in China, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, and Latin America. 


Sample of RN4CAST-EU Papers 

Translation: "Linda Aiken, a US Researcher, conducted a study in 14 European countries and found that hiring more nurses saves money and saves lives."Translation: "Linda Aiken, a US Researcher, conducted a study in 14 European countries and found that hiring more nurses saves money and saves lives."

 

The RN4CAST-EU has achieved the highest number of scientific publications of any study on any topic in EU history

 

Association of nurse staffing and education with hospital mortality in 9 European countries

The Lancet 383:1824-30 (2014)

Center Authors: Aiken LH, Sloane DM, McHugh

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Full Citation: Aiken LH, Sloane DM, Bruyneel L, Van den Heede K, Griffiths P, Busse R, Diomidous M, Kinnunen J, Kozka M, Lesaffre E, McHugh MD, Moreno-Casbas MT, Rafferty AM, Schwendimann R, Tishelman C, van Achterberg T, Sermeus W. 2014. Association of nurse staffing and education with hospital mortality in 9 European countries. The Lancet 383:1824-30

Editorial: Nursing in the UK: where next? The Lancet 2014;383:1789

Comment: Palese A, Watson R. Nurse staffing and education in Europe: if not now, when? The Lancet 2014;383:1789-1790;

Response to letters The Lancet 2014;384:851-852.


 <strong>CHOPR Study findings were highlighted in the NIH/NINR 30th Anniversary Brochure</strong>CHOPR Study findings were highlighted in the NIH/NINR 30th Anniversary Brochure

30th Anniversary of NINR

Notable Advances in Nursing Research 


<h4>Medical Care Research Review</h4>

Medical Care Research Review

Organization of hospital nursing, provision of nursing care, and patient assessments of care in Europe.

Medical Care Research and Review 72(6):643-664 2015

Center Authors: Smith, H.L., Sloane, D.M., Aiken, L.H.

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Full Citation: Bruyneel, L, Sloane, DM, Smith, HL, Lesaffre E, Sermeus W, Aiken, LH. 2015. Organization of hospital nursing, provision of nursing care, and patient assessments of care in Europe. Medical Care Research and Review 72(6):643-664.


Patient safety, satisfaction, and quality of hospital care: Cross-sectional surveys of nurses and patients in 12 countries in Europe and the United States.

BMJ 2012;344:e1717 (2012)

Center Authors: Aiken LH, Sloane DM, Smith, HL, Kutney-Lee, A

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Full Citation: Aiken LH, Sermeus W, Van den Heede K, Sloane DM, et al. 2012. Patient safety, satisfaction, and quality of hospital care: Cross-sectional surveys of nurses and patients in 12 countries in Europe and the United States. British Medical Journal BMJ 2012;344:e1717 doi:10.1136/bmj.e1717 20 March 2012.


Prevalence, patterns, and predictors of nursing care left undone in European hospitals: Results from the multicountry cross sectional RN4CAST study

BMJ Quality and Safety doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2013-002318 (2013)

Center Author: Aiken LH

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Full Citation: Ausserhofer D, Zander B, Busse R, Schubert M, De Geest S, Rafferty A, Ball J, Scott A, Kinnunen J, Heinen M, Stromseng S, Moreno-Casbas T, Kozka N, Lindqvist R, Diomidous M, Bruyneel L, Sermeus W, Aiken LH, Schwendimann R. 2013. Prevalence, patterns, and predictors of nursing care left undone in European hospitals: Results from the multicountry cross sectional RN4CAST study. BMJ Quality and Safety. November 13, 2013 doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2013-002318.

<h4>International Journal of Nursing Scholarship</h4>

International Journal of Nursing Scholarship

Nursing skill mix in European hospitals: Cross sectional study of the association with mortality, patient ratings, and quality of care

BMJ Quality & Safety doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2016-05567 (2016)

Center Authors: Aiken LH, Sloane D, McHugh M

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SPECIAL NOTE: Editorial: J Needleman 10.1136/bmjqs-2016-006197, Dec 30, 2016.

Full Citation: Aiken LH, Sloane D, Griffiths P, Rafferty AM, Bruyneel L, McHugh M, Maier C, Moreno-Casbas T., Ball JE, Ausserhofer D, Sermeus W. 2016.  Nursing skill mix in European hospitals: Cross sectional study of the association with mortality, patient ratings, and quality of care.  BMJ Quality & Safety.doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2016-05567


Nurses’ shift length and overtime working in 12 European countries

Medical Care 52(11):975-988 (2014)

Center Authors: Aiken, L.H.

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Full Citation: Griffiths P, Dall’Ora C, Simon M, Ball J, Lindqvist R, Rafferty AM, Schoonhoven L, Tishelman C, Aiken LH. 2014. Nurses’ shift length and overtime working in 12 European countries: The association with perceived quality of care and patient safety. Medical Care. 52(11):975-988.