(June 1, 2023) Clostridioides difficile is the leading cause of hospital-onset diarrhea and is associated with increased lengths of stay and mortality. While some hospitals have successfully reduced the burden of C. difficile infection (CDI), many still struggle to reduce hospital-onset CDI. Nurses—because of their close proximity to patients—are an important resource in the prevention of hospital-onset CDI.
Nurse Work Environment and Hospital-Onset Clostridioides difficile Infection
Olivia S. Jung, Linda H. Aiken, Douglas M. Sloane, Scott K. Fridkin, Yin Li, Yu Jin Kang, Edmund R. Becker, Peter J. Joski, Jeannie P Cimiotti
(May 11, 2023) Investigators evaluated whether hospital factors, including nurse resources, explain racial differences in Medicare black and white patient surgical outcomes and whether disparities changed over time.
Explaining racial disparities in surgical survival: a tapered match analysis of patient and hospital factors
Karen B. Lasater, Paul R. Rosenbaum, Linda H. Aiken, J. Margo Brooks-Carthon, Rachel R. Kelz, Joseph G. Reiter, Jeffrey H. Silber, Matthew D. McHugh
(March 29, 2023) International evidence shows that nurses’ work environments affect patient outcomes, including their care experiences. In Chile, several factors negatively affect the work environment, but they have not been addressed in prior research. The aim of this study was to measure the quality of the nurse work environment in Chilean hospitals and its association with patient experience.
Association between the nurse work environment and patient experience in Chilean hospitals: A multi-hospital cross-sectional study
Marta Simonetti, Linda H. Aiken, Eileen T. Lake
(January 31, 2023) Nurses reach across international boundaries to achieve Magnet® recognition. This article focuses on the partnership between the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Universitätsklinikum Münster (UKM). These large, urban academic medical centers with similar numbers of beds and patient care specialties have operationalized the Magnet4Europe principles.
Partnering for nursing advancements
Jessie Reich, Niklas Fruecht, Verena Sumner, Thomas van den Hooven, Colleen Mattioni, Linda H. Aiken
(January 14, 2023) The study purposes were to determine: 1) whether the proportion of baccalaureate-prepared nurses affected the odds of readmission in children; and 2) whether this relationship differed for children with a mental health condition.
Nurse Education and Hospital Readmissions for Children With and Without a Mental Health Condition
Kathryn A. Riman, Stephanie K. Doupnik, Ann M. Kutney-Lee, Eileen T. Lake
(January 1, 2023) The purpose of this study was to determine whether hospital nursing care shortages are primarily due to the pandemic and thus likely to subside or due to hospital nurse understaffing and poor working conditions that predated it.
A repeated cross-sectional study of nurses immediately before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: Implications for action
Linda H Aiken, Douglas M Sloane, Matthew D McHugh, Colleen A Pogue, Karen B Lasater
Increasing the supply of NPs in underserved areas may be an incomplete solution to address access concerns in underserved areas.
SUPPORTIVE PRACTICE ENVIRONMENTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH HIGHER QUALITY RATINGS AMONG NURSE PRACTITIONERS WORKING IN UNDERSERVED AREAS
Margo Brooks Carthon, Heather Brom, Jacqueline Nikpour, Barbara Todd, Linda Aiken, and Lusine Poghosyan
Successful Medicare Initiative Increases the Supply of Nurse Practitioners to Address Primary Care Shortages
Policy Evaluation Of The Affordable Care Act Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration
Porat-Dahlerbruch J, Aiken LH, Todd B, Cunningham R, Brom H, Peele ME, McHugh MD
Illinois Nurse Staffing Legislation Predicted to Reduce Hospital Deaths and Improve Care
PATIENT OUTCOMES AND COST SAVINGS ASSOCIATED WITH HOSPITAL SAFE NURSE STAFFING LEGISLATION: AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
Lasater KB, Aiken LH, Sloane D, French R, Martin B, Alexander M, McHugh MD
Hospitals with More Inpatient Nurse Practitioners Linked to Better Outcomes, More Satisfied Patients
VALUE OF NURSE PRACTITIONER INPATIENT HOSPITAL STAFFING
Aiken LH, Sloane DM, Brom, HM, Todd BA, Barnes H, Cimiotti JP, Cunningham RS, McHugh MD