Nurse-to-patient ratios: research and reality.

@article{Lewis2005NursetopatientRR,
  title={Nurse-to-patient ratios: research and reality.},
  author={Katharine Kranz Lewis},
  journal={Issue brief},
  year={2005},
  volume={25},
  pages={
          1-19
        }
}
Should government intervene to mandate nurse-to-patient ratios in hospitals? The Massachusetts state legislature is considering a number of approaches to address patient safety including a law establishing minimum registered nurse staffing ratios. This forum will review the latest research on this complex issue within the context of a nursing shortage and rising health care costs. We will also hear from leading proponents and opponents, as well as key state legislators on this and alternative… CONTINUE READING

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