Patients' Perceptions of Nurse Staffing, Adverse Events, Nursing Care, and Overall Satisfaction With the Hospital Experience

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155606
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Presentation
Title:
Patients' Perceptions of Nurse Staffing, Adverse Events, Nursing Care, and Overall Satisfaction With the Hospital Experience
Abstract:
Patients' Perceptions of Nurse Staffing, Adverse Events, Nursing Care, and Overall Satisfaction With the Hospital Experience
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Schmidt, Lee A., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Miami
Title:Assistant professor
Objective: Describe patients’ perceptions of nursing staffing, their nursing care, adverse events, and overall satisfaction with the hospital experience. Design: Non-experimental, model generating and testing Population: Discharged medical-surgical patients from two hospitals in the United States. Concepts: Patients’ perceptions of nurse staffing, perceptions of their nursing care, self-reported adverse events, and overall satisfaction with the hospital experience. Methods: Data collection through a mail survey, sent to patients’ home address 10-14 days after discharge. Data analysis included descriptive statistics of study variables, multivariate analysis of variance and model generating and testing using structural equation modeling. Findings: Patients reported a higher frequency of adverse events than statistics reported in the literature. Patients’ perception of nurse staffing was a weak predictor of the number of adverse events experienced, and a strong predictor of their perception of the nursing care they received. Patients’ perception of their nursing care was a strong predictor of overall satisfaction with the hospital experience. The number of adverse events did not predict overall satisfaction with the hospital experience. Significant group differences in three of four dimensions of patients’ perceptions of their nursing care (Seeing the Individual Patient, Responding, and Watching Over) based on whether adverse events occurred. Conclusions: Perceptions of nursing care was predicted more strongly by nurse staffing than the number of adverse events experienced. Perceptions of nursing care was a strong predictor of overall satisfaction with the hospital experience, providing further evidence of the central nature of nursing care in the hospitalization experience. Implications: The presence or absence of adverse events requires careful consideration as an indicator of the quality of nursing care. The absence of adverse events may represent the lowest threshold of quality and a focus on a perceived negative outcome may overshadow the important contributions of nursing care in the hospital experience of patients.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePatients' Perceptions of Nurse Staffing, Adverse Events, Nursing Care, and Overall Satisfaction With the Hospital Experienceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155606-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Patients' Perceptions of Nurse Staffing, Adverse Events, Nursing Care, and Overall Satisfaction With the Hospital Experience</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schmidt, Lee A., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Miami</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lschmidt@miami.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Describe patients&rsquo; perceptions of nursing staffing, their nursing care, adverse events, and overall satisfaction with the hospital experience. Design: Non-experimental, model generating and testing Population: Discharged medical-surgical patients from two hospitals in the United States. Concepts: Patients&rsquo; perceptions of nurse staffing, perceptions of their nursing care, self-reported adverse events, and overall satisfaction with the hospital experience. Methods: Data collection through a mail survey, sent to patients&rsquo; home address 10-14 days after discharge. Data analysis included descriptive statistics of study variables, multivariate analysis of variance and model generating and testing using structural equation modeling. Findings: Patients reported a higher frequency of adverse events than statistics reported in the literature. Patients&rsquo; perception of nurse staffing was a weak predictor of the number of adverse events experienced, and a strong predictor of their perception of the nursing care they received. Patients&rsquo; perception of their nursing care was a strong predictor of overall satisfaction with the hospital experience. The number of adverse events did not predict overall satisfaction with the hospital experience. Significant group differences in three of four dimensions of patients&rsquo; perceptions of their nursing care (Seeing the Individual Patient, Responding, and Watching Over) based on whether adverse events occurred. Conclusions: Perceptions of nursing care was predicted more strongly by nurse staffing than the number of adverse events experienced. Perceptions of nursing care was a strong predictor of overall satisfaction with the hospital experience, providing further evidence of the central nature of nursing care in the hospitalization experience. Implications: The presence or absence of adverse events requires careful consideration as an indicator of the quality of nursing care. The absence of adverse events may represent the lowest threshold of quality and a focus on a perceived negative outcome may overshadow the important contributions of nursing care in the hospital experience of patients.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:59:57Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:59:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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