This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
The purpose of this review is to explore the effect of hospital nurse staffing models on patient and staff-related outcomes, specifically:
1.To identify which staffing model/s are associated with improved outcomes for patients in the hospital setting.
2.To identify which staffing model/s are associated with improved staff-related outcomes in the hospital setting.
To address these aims, the effects of hospital nurse staffing model interventions will be compared with the effects of controls (previously existing hospital nurse staffing models) using the criteria found in evaluations of nurse staffing models