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Fall in 1:1 nursing ratios in neonatal ICUs is linked to higher death rate

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i828 (Published 11 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i828
  1. Jacqui Wise,
  2. London

Provision of one to one nursing care for very sick and premature newborns fell by about a third from 2008 to 2012 in England, while the in hospital mortality rate in tertiary level neonatal intensive care units increased, research published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood (Fetal and Neonatal Edition) has found.1

The British Association of Perinatal Medicine recommends a 1:1 nurse to patient ratio for all infants receiving neonatal intensive care in the …

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