Aims and objectives To describe the care provided to patients admitted into a community Nursing-Led inpatient unit and to identify factors predicting a length of stay exceeding an established threshold. Background Few studies have been conducted to describe the care provided in a Nursing-Led unit. No studies have investigated factors affecting length of stay in these services. Design Retrospective cohort study. Methods Consecutive patients admitted to a community Nursing-Led unit between 2009-2015 were enrolled. Sociodemographic, medical and nursing care (diagnoses and activities) variables were collected from electronic health records. Descriptive analysis and a backward stepwise logistic regression model were applied. The study followed the STROBE guidelines. Results The study enrolled 904 patients (mean age: 77.7 years). The most frequent nursing diagnoses werebathing self-care deficitandimpaired physical mobility. The nursing activities most provided wereenteral medication administrationandvital signs measurement. Approximately 37% of the patients had a length of stay longer than the established threshold. Nine covariates, including being discharged to home, having animpaired memorynursing diagnosis or being treated foradvanced wound care,were found to be independent predictors of prolonged length of stay. Variables related to medical conditions did not affect the length-of-stay threshold. Conclusions The length of stay in the community Nursing-Led unit was mainly predicted by conditions related to sociodemographic factors, nursing complexity and functional status. This result confirms that the medical and nursing needs of a community Nursing-Led unit population substantively differ from those of hospitalised acute patients. Relevance to clinical practice The nursing complexity and related nursing care to be provided may be adopted as a criterion to establish the appropriate length of stay in the community Nursing-Led unit for each individual patient.
Zeffiro, V., Sanson, G., Welton, J., Maurici, M., Malatesta, A., Carboni, L., et al. (2020). Predictive factors of a prolonged length of stay in a community Nursing-Led unit: A retrospective cohort study. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 29, 4685-4696.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Zeffiro, V., Sanson, G., Welton, J., Maurici, M., Malatesta, A., Carboni, L., et al. (2020). Predictive factors of a prolonged length of stay in a community Nursing-Led unit: A retrospective cohort study. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 29, 4685-4696.|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/45|
|Revisione (peer review):||Esperti anonimi|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15509|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||21-set-2020|
|Titolo:||Predictive factors of a prolonged length of stay in a community Nursing-Led unit: A retrospective cohort study|
|Autori:||Zeffiro, V; Sanson, G; Welton, J; Maurici, M; Malatesta, A; Carboni, L; Vellone, E; Alvaro, R; D'Agostino, F|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|
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