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Evaluation of or staffing and postoperative patient outcomes.
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PMID:  23356924     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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The purpose of this cross-sectional cohort study was to evaluate the relationship between the number of OR personnel involved in a surgery and subsequent postoperative outcomes. We collected data from a sample of general surgery patients (N = 911) by using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project processes. Data obtained from electronic medical records about the number of different personnel involved in the surgeries were used to create total OR staffing and nurse staffing variables for each surgery. Two associations approached statistical significance after we controlled for significant risk factors, including OR duration. A higher number of total nursing personnel involved in a surgical procedure was associated with any postoperative complication at the P = .095 level. A higher number of total OR personnel was associated with surgical site infections at the P = .057 level. We recommend further evaluation of these measures in multiple hospital settings.
Authors:
Akkeneel Talsma; Christine Anderson; Hyogeun Geun; Ying Guo; Darrell A Campbell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AORN journal     Volume:  97     ISSN:  1878-0369     ISO Abbreviation:  AORN J     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372403     Medline TA:  AORN J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  230-42     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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Copyright © 2013 AORN, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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