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The Influence of Staffing Characteristics on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes

Journal Article
October 1, 2007

This article explores how nursing home quality is related to staffing levels, turnover, worker stability, and temporary staffing. The authors find that all of these staffing characteristics have an effect on quality.

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Key Takeaways

Higher nursing assistant turnover can hurt care quality.
Resident care is worse when nursing homes rely on temporary staff.
Lower staffing levels undermine care quality.

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