Patient-related complexity of nursing care in acute care hospitals - an updated concept.

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Summary of "Patient-related complexity of nursing care in acute care hospitals - an updated concept."

The interest in complexity of nursing care has grown in science and practice in recent years because of changed patient profiles and higher average levels of patient acuity in acute care hospitals.


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Name: Scandinavian journal of caring sciences
ISSN: 1471-6712


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