Facts and Controversies about Nursing Staffing Policies

This brief examines state-mandated nurse staffing ratios as a policy model, including in-depth coverage of California's ratio experience, and explores two other staffing models: patient classification systems and pay-for-performance concepts. It also presents a diversity of views from experts; notes enforcement and research needs; and offers a set of tips for policy-makers considering nurse staffing measures.

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