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Nurse staffing levels, burnout tied to infection rates, study finds
Modern Healthcare

Targeting nurse staffing levels and burnout may help hospitals reduce their rates of certain types of healthcare-associated infections, a study says.

Large patient loads and high levels of exhaustion among nurses were associated with greater rates of urinary-tract and surgical-site infections among patients, according to the study, published in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.

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