Nurse To Patient Ratio Analysis

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The American Hospital Association have universally opposed laws mandating any specific nurse-to-patient staffing ratio. The American Organization of Nurse executives also oppose mandatory ratios. I agree with them that there should not be set ratios in hospitals as this inhibits healthcare advancement considering the rapid development in technology. Hospital administrators and associations maintain that they cannot operate under mandatory staffing and if forced to do so they might have to increase ER bypass, limit access to services and procedures or end up closing hospital units (Welton, 2011).
Mandatory nurse-to-patient ratios are inefficient due to the related problems that they cause. First patient-to-nurse ratio determines the mean hours
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