In-patients in acute care units and acute rehabilitation unit.

PICOT Statement

(P) In-patients in acute care units and acute rehabilitation unit.

(I) –Implementation of adequate nurse-to-patient staffing ratios

(C) –Disproportional nurse-to-patient staffing ratios

(O) –Improvement in quality of patient care

(T) Throughout hospitalization period

(P) For in-patients in acute care units and acute rehabilitation units(I)will implementation

of adequate nurse-to-patient staffing ratio(C)against disproportional nurse-to-patient

staffing ratio(O)improves the quality of patient care(T)throughout the period of the


My project capstone topic

The Effects of Disproportionate Nurse to Patient Staffing Ratios on the quality of Patient Care

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