The intensive and critical care nursing workforce plays an essential role in the achievement of healthcare outcomes. A growing body of evidence clearly demonstrates that inadequate nurse staffing leads to an increase in negative outcomes for patients, and ultimately a greater burden of cost to both the healthcare budget and society. Insufficient staffing and inadequate skill mix are potentially compromising nurses' ability to maintain the safety of those in their care, and to provide a level of care that is likely to satisfy the nurses who provide the care and the patients who are the recipients of the care.
|Place of Publication||Melbourne|
|Publisher||Australian College of Critical Care Nurses|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|