Effects of Work Environment on Quality of Care in ICUs: A Multisite Survey in China

Jiali Liu, Liming You, Jing Zheng, Amy Ross, K. Liu

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    This study estimated the effects of the work environment on the quality of care in intensive care units (ICUs). Nurses in ICUs with good work environments or high nurse staffing were significantly less likely to report poor or fair quality of care (odds ratio [OR] = 0.37-0.47), rationing of nursing care (OR = 0.38-0.76), and health care–associated infections (OR = 0.28-0.68). Favorable ICU work environments and adequate nurse staffing can predict better quality of care.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 19 2016


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nursing(all)

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