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PICOT Question: In acute care patients in the hospital setting (P), would having lower nurse to patient ratios (I) compared to higher nurse to patient ratios (C) improve patient outcomes and lower patient mortality (O) during their hospital stay until discharge (T)? References Kouatly, I. A., Nassar, N., Nizam, M., & Badr, L. K. (2018). Evidence on Nurse Staffing Ratios and Patient Outcomes in a Low‐Income Country: Implications for Future Research and Practice. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing , 15 (5), 353–360. org.ezproxy.uta.edu/10.1111/wvn.12316 How your population matches the populations in your research articles. In the study I chose to replicate the population consisted of 532 nurses and 68,000 patients from a 420-bed tertiary care center that provided inpatient and outpatient services. The current institution where my study would take place is a 444-bed care center with over 1,700 employees, including nurses, that see on annual more than 200,000 patients a year, inpatient and outpatient. My study would only focus on those patients that were admitted to CCU and med-

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