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dc.contributor.authorMassey, Debbieen_US
dc.contributor.authorAitken, Leanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorChaboyer, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.editorGavin Leslieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:15:00Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:15:00Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-18T05:35:19Z
dc.identifier.issn10367314en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.aucc.2008.05.051en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/20636
dc.description.abstractAs technological developments continue to offer patients more health care choices patient acuity increases. Patients that traditionally would have been cared for in a critical care environment are increasingly located on general wards. This change impacts on the acute care sector in a number of ways. Patients who are inpatients have more complex problems and a greater number of co-morbidities and are therefore more likely to suffer physiological deterioration. Procedures requiring inpatient stays are often more complex and associated with higher rates of mortality and morbidity. As patient acuity has increased research has highlighted that the care of the acutely ill ward patient is suboptimal. Suboptimal care implies a lack of knowledge regarding the significance of clinical findings relating to dysfunction of airway, breathing and circulation. This paper analyses the literature on the factors that contribute to suboptimal ward care of the acutely ill patient. It uses the categories proposed by McQuillan et al. (1998) in relation to suboptimal ward care in an attempt to develop a conceptual analysis of the factors that influence suboptimal ward care and acutely ill ward patients. Thus it aims to develop and enhance practitioners' knowledge and understanding of this topic and therefore improve patient care outcomes.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/10367314en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom127en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto140en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Critical Careen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume21en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321103en_US
dc.titleWhat factors influence suboptimal ward care in the acutely ill ward patient?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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