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Safety in numbers : nurse-to-patient ratios and the future of health care / Suzanne Gordon, John Buchanan, and Tanya Bretherton
Bib ID 4514621
Format BookBook
Author
Gordon, Suzanne, 1945-
 
Description Ithaca : ILR Press/Cornell University Press, c2008 
ix, 272 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780801446832
080144683X
Series

The culture and politics of health care work

Full contents
  • Hospital restructuring and the erosion of nursing care in California and the United States
  • Not out of thin air
  • The hospital industry response
  • Ratios redux
  • Working life for nurses in the late 1990s in Australia : a snapshot
  • How did it come to this? : the factors driving the intensification of nursing work
  • Winning ratios in Victoria
  • Evaluating the impact of ratios : an imperfect experiment
  • What we know about nurse staffing
  • Arguments against and alternatives to ratios.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Nursing services - Standards - California.  |  Nursing services - Standards - Victoria.  |  Nursing services - California - Personnel management - Statistical methods.  |  Nursing services - Victoria - Personnel management - Statistical methods.  |  Hospitals - California - Administration - Statistical methods.  |  Hospitals - Victoria - Administration - Statistical methods.  |  Ratio analysis.
Other authors/contributors Buchanan, John, 1959-  |  Bretherton, Tanya

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