This literature review summarizes the findings of studies about the impact of California’s mandated nurse-to-patient ratios on patient outcomes. The review did not find significant or widespread improvements in patient outcomes. Overall, this 3-part series found the data about the impact of the California nurse staffing ratios to be inconclusive.
Source: Serratt, T. California’s nurse-t0-patient ratios, part 3: eight years later, what do we know about patient outcomes? JONA. Journal of Nursing Administration;43(11):581-585, Nov. 2013. Click here for access to publisher’s website: http://journals.lww.com/jonajournal/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2013&issue=11000&article=00006&type=abstract Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050 firstname.lastname@example.org