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HERC Health Economics Seminar

Reconciliation of Different Estimates of the Impact of Nurse Staffing on Patient Outcomes: The Effect of Data Aggregation and Estimation Methods

by Ciaran Phibbs, PhD
Seminar date: 6/17/2015

Description: Evidence shows that nurse staffing affects patient outcomes. There are large differences in the estimated effects; including some findings with opposite signs. We used a large, longitudinal, patient-level dataset to examine if different levels of data aggregation and/or statistical methods could explain these differences. Target audience: Health services researchers, nurse administrators and policy makers

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