Effect of nursing care hours on the outcomes of Intensive Care assistance.

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Summary of "Effect of nursing care hours on the outcomes of Intensive Care assistance."

To correlate the average number of nursing care hours dedicated to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients with nursing care indicators.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0188241


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Organization of medical and nursing care according to the degree of illness and care requirements in the hospital. The elements are intensive care, intermediate care, self-care, long-term care, and organized home care.

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