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Factors affecting care on acute hospital wards.
Nurs Older People. 2013 Feb; 25(1):18-23.NO

Abstract

AIM

To identify positive and negative aspects of the quality of care for older adults admitted to acute hospital wards during the Quality Mark pilot study.

METHOD

A total of 306 patients and carers and 157 ward staff from 12 wards in six hospitals participated in a pilot study by completing questionnaires about the quality of care on the ward. They stated how much they agreed with a number of statements about care and provided additional free text responses.

RESULTS

Patients rated staff attitudes highly, while staff expressed confidence in their skills in providing care. Patients rated the quality of food and the availability of staff lowest. Thematic analysis identified concerns about the ward environment, staffing levels and nutrition.

CONCLUSION

Attention needs to focus on improving inpatient environments, nutrition and staff availability.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Royal College of Psychiatrists, London. stacey.dicks@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23691911

Citation

Dicks, Stacey, et al. "Factors Affecting Care On Acute Hospital Wards." Nursing Older People, vol. 25, no. 1, 2013, pp. 18-23.
Dicks S, Chaplin R, Hood C. Factors affecting care on acute hospital wards. Nurs Older People. 2013;25(1):18-23.
Dicks, S., Chaplin, R., & Hood, C. (2013). Factors affecting care on acute hospital wards. Nursing Older People, 25(1), 18-23.
Dicks S, Chaplin R, Hood C. Factors Affecting Care On Acute Hospital Wards. Nurs Older People. 2013;25(1):18-23. PubMed PMID: 23691911.
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