Evaluating nurse-led inpatient units
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Evaluating nurse-led inpatient units

Jenifer Wilson-Barnett Head of Florence Nightingale, School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College, London
Thérèse Davis Director of Nursing, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust
Peter Griffiths Senior Lecturer, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College, London
Ruth Harris Research Fellow, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College, London
Shelly Heard Dean for Postgraduate Medicine, Thames Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education, University of London

This article highlights findings from three studies into nurse-led inpatient units. The results are not the same in each case, particularly with regard to length of stay, and the authors discuss the possible reasons for this. Further work is needed to develop NLIUs and identify cost savings.

Nursing Standard. 15, 37, 40-42. doi: 10.7748/ns2001.05.15.37.40.c3035

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