Since 2014 binding nurse staffing guidelines demand certain minimum nurse to
patient ratio for neonatal intensive care units. In case of a violation hospitals are no
longer allowed to offer neonatal care from 01.01.2020 onwards. This report evaluates
the probability of a violation of the relevant criteria on the basis of Monte-Carlo
simulations. The results show that the majority of perinatal centers cannot fulfill the
current guideline. Only higher staff capacity combined with increased flexibility is
effective in excluding a potential violation of the guidelines.
Currently there are no publications available for this project