Linking Processes of Nursing Care and Patient Safety Outcomes: An Analysis of the Cause and Effect of Safe Practice

This interdisciplinary team examined how adoption of the National Quality Forum safe practices affects nursing sensitive patient safety outcomes. Barriers to adoption of these practices were also explored. This team took a step beyond existing literature by testing whether the implementation of safe practices leads to more effective use of nurses, and whether this leads to better performance on patient safety outcomes.

The project findings are presented in a research brief on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's website.

Histogram of Safe Practices, 2004-2006

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