Blowing the whistle.

  title={Blowing the whistle.},
  author={Jose Apesteguia and M. Dufwenberg and R. Selten},
  journal={Nursing management},
  volume={15 3},
TEN YEARS AFTER the introduction of legislation to protect staff who blow the whistle on bad practice, a survey shows that many of the concerns about patient safety raised by nurses go unheard. 

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