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Evid Based Nurs 14:57 doi:10.1136/ebn1140
  • Nursing Issues
  • Quantitative study – other

The style of nursing leadership in hospitals is an independent risk factor for 30-day mortality of patients in acute care

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  1. Lisbeth Fagerström
  1. Buskerud University College, Drammen, Norway
  1. Correspondence to Lisbeth Fagerström
    Buskerud University College, Department of Health Sciences, Papirbredden, Grønland 58, 3045 Drammen, Norway; lisbeth.fagerstrom{at}hibu.no

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Context

The focus of the study is on nursing leadership and its association to patient mortality. Cummings and colleagues state in the introduction that the relationship between nursing leadership styles in hospitals and patient outcomes has not been explored in many studies. The authors discuss the influence of different nursing leadership styles, such as task- and relationship-focused, emotionally intelligent and transformational leadership styles.

Methods

The purpose of the study was to examine the contribution of hospital nursing leadership styles to 30-day mortality after controlling for patient demographics, comorbidities and hospital factors. Secondary data about nurses, patients and …

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