Linda H. Aiken, Matthew D. McHugh, and Karen Lasater Conducted a Study of Nurses Immediately Before and During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Penn Nursing

Penn Nursing highlights a new repeated cross-sectional study published in Nursing Outlook co-authored by Research Associates Linda H. Aiken, Matthew D. McHugh and Karen Lasater which determines that hospital nurse understaffing and poor hospital work environments that predated the Covid-19 pandemic largely explain the disruptions in nursing care seen during the pandemic and continuing today. 


"Better Staffed Hospitals Before Pandemic Had Better Outcomes During It," Penn Nursing.

Aiken LH, Sloane DM, McHugh MD, Pogue CA, Lasater KB "A repeated cross-sectional study of nurses immediately before and during the Covid-19 pandemic: Implications for action" Nursing Outlook, December 07, 2022.