Patient To Nurse Staffing Ratios In Health Care

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Staffing regulations have been considered a tool to be utilized in health reform. In 2010, seventy percent of nurses were in favor of minimum patent-to-nurse staffing ratios. In addition, both in 2008 and 2010, there was only thirty percent of nurses not in favor of federal government mandated patient-to-nurse staffing ratios (Buerhaus el al, 2012). Nurses encouraging health reform to include patient-to-nurse staffing ratios have the potential to increase nurse staff and increase patient quality of care.

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