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  • Date
    2011-09-16
  • Title
    Staffing changes before and after mandated nurse-to-patient ratios in California hospitals
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Sage Publications
  • Year
    2011
  • Author
    Serratt T, Harrington C, Spetz J & Blegen M
  • Description
    "California is the first state to mandate specific nurse-to-patient ratios in general acute care hospitals. These ratios went into effect January 1, 2004 and apply "at all times". Little is known about the changes in staffing that occurred subsequent to the implementation of this legislation. This study identifies and describes changes in nurse and non-nursing staffing that may have occurred as a result of the enactment of these nurse-to-patient ratios."
  • Categories
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy, Nursing Human Resources Management
  • Keywords
    nurse-patient ratios, staffing, levels, planning, USA
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