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Published by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in Rockville, Md .
Written in English


  • Nursing Staff, Hospital -- United States -- Statistics,
  • Patient Care -- standards -- United States,
  • Quality of Health Care -- United States,
  • Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care) -- methods -- United States -- Statistics,
  • Nurses -- Workload -- United States,
  • Hospitals -- United States -- Employees,
  • Hospital care -- United States

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Statementprepared for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ; prepared by Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center ; investigators, Robert L. Kane ... [et al.].
SeriesEvidence report/technology assessment -- no. 151, AHRQ publication -- no. 07-E 005
ContributionsKane, Robert L., 1940-, Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center., United States. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 115 p. :
Number of Pages115
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14763384M

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