Effects of flexible staffing on patient outcomes and healthcare costs

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National Institute for Health Research

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Authors Chiara Dall'Ora is research fellow in nursing workforce; Peter Griffiths is chair of health services research; both at NIHR CLAHRC Wessex, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton.

Abstract Flexible staffing approaches include agency nurses, nurse overtime and float teams. However, there is uncertainty about the effects of these different approaches on patient outcomes and organisational outcomes such as costs. This article reports on the evidence of the effects of flexible staffing.

Citation Dall'Ora C, Griffiths P (2018) Effects of flexible staffing on patient outcomes and healthcare costs.

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