The impact of “missed nursing care” or “care not done” on adults in health care: A rapid review for the Consensus Development Project

Eileen Willis, Catherine Brady

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Abstract

Aim: To identify outcomes of missed nursing care for adult patients. Design: A five-stage rapid review process was conducted as follows: refining the question, retrieving relevant studies, determining the studies to be included, organizing the data and synthesizing the results. Methods: Papers published between 2010–2020 that focused on the UK, Europe, the USA and Oceania were searched for keywords in the title and abstract in major databases. The articles that identified the impact of missed nursing care on adults in health care were selected. Results: Seventeen articles met the criteria. Major impacts of missed care in adult settings were increases in mortality, adverse events and failure to maintain. These same studies also identified a range of causative factors linked to ward environment, inadequate staffing levels and skills mix although are inconclusive. Solutions include continuing education, ward and work re-design, and appropriate skill level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalNursing Open
Early online date16 Jun 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 Jun 2021

Keywords

  • adult
  • adverse events
  • failure to maintain
  • missed nursing care
  • mortality
  • rapid review

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The impact of “missed nursing care” or “care not done” on adults in health care: A rapid review for the Consensus Development Project'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this