BSNs linked to lower death rates after surgery in Pa. study

03/8/2013 | Nurse.com

A 10-point increase in the percentage of nurses with baccalaureate degrees in a hospital was associated with an average reduction of about two deaths for every 1,000 surgical patients, according to a study published in the journal Health Affairs. Factors such as staffing levels, skills or experience were not associated with lower death rates in the study, which involved 134 Pennsylvania hospitals.

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