Are long nursing shifts on hospital wards associated with sickness absence? A longitudinal retrospective observational study

Volume: 27, Issue: 1, Pages: 19 - 26
Published: Jul 5, 2018
Abstract
Objective To investigate whether working 12 hr shifts is associated with increased sickness absence among registered nurses and health care assistants. Background Previous studies reported negative impacts on nurses’ 12 hr shifts; however, these studies used cross-sectional techniques and subjective nurse-reported data. Methods A retrospective longitudinal study using routinely collected data across 32 general inpatient wards at an acute...
Paper Details
Title
Are long nursing shifts on hospital wards associated with sickness absence? A longitudinal retrospective observational study
Published Date
Jul 5, 2018
Volume
27
Issue
1
Pages
19 - 26
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