Nurse understaffing linked to higher infection rates in NICUs

03/18/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Thirty-two percent of more than 11,000 very low birth weight babies in neonatal intensive care units were understaffed with nurses, a study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics showed. Researchers noted a higher risk of infection among VLBW babies with increased levels of nurse understaffing.

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