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Table 3 ‘Longlist’ of 15 themes, how selected, & rank position in prioritising exercise

From: Determining priorities for research to improve fundamental care on hospital wards

Rank position   High priority score (of listed topics in survey) Often referred to as issue in GOOD care Often referred to as issue in POOR care Patient/public discussion groups Staff discussion groups/interviews If you had to pick just one topic Researchers capability/expertise Number of votes/score at the workshop
1 Nurse staffing levels/workloads   36
2= Individualised care/patient centred care    34
2= Staff communication 34
4 Staff attitudes/relationships with patients     31
5 Communication/Information about care       23
6 Ward management/leadership       22
7 Eating & drinking (hydration & nutrition)    21
8 Working relationships/Team work      18
9 Training/updating skills      17
10 Safety and avoiding patient harms       15
11 Maintaining patient dignity       12
12 Monitoring condition/observations      10
13= Bladder & bowel related care       9
13= Prevention & management of pain      9
15 Skin care (avoidance of pressure ulcers)      4