Nurses in New York want staffing legislation
from Advance Healthcare Network
According to a recent report compiled by the Associated Press, nurses in New York state are are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would set minimum staffing levels for hospitals and nursing homes, a rule that many have said would improve patient outcomes by addressing a chronic staffing problem. A 2010 study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania compared data from hospitals in California, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and found that lower staffing ratios are associated with fewer patient deaths.
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