Development and validation of a methodology for observing time taken for vital signs
Researcher Peter Griffiths says his team’s findings on staffing are clear – but not obvious to all
‘Training up’ nurses for doctors’ roles and using healthcare assistants to fill in the gaps is risky, argues Peter Griffiths
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.