Hospital death rate study reveals wide variations
Nursing and Hospital deaths
Hospital death rates can be reduced by employing more Registered Nurses and the routine use of care maps or protocols, according to a study in the latest UK-based Journal of Advanced Nursing.
A research team from the University of Toronto and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Ontario, Canada, studied 46,993 patients admitted to hospital with heart attacks, stroke, pneumonia and blood poisoning.
They discovered that deaths within 30 days of admission varied considerably between the 75 hospitals in the study