The Effect of a Hospital Nurse Staffing Mandate on Patient Health Outcomes: Evidence from California’s Minimum Staffing Regulation – 27 February 2012

Posted on March 13, 2012. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Nursing, Workforce |

The Effect of a Hospital Nurse Staffing Mandate on Patient Health Outcomes: Evidence from California’s Minimum Staffing Regulation – 27 February 2012

Working paper 11/283 – The Effect of a Hospital Nurse Staffing Mandate on Patient Health Outcomes: Evidence from California’s Minimum Staffing Regulation, Andrew Cook, Martin Gaynor, Melvin Stephens Jr. and Lowell Taylor

“New study reveals increasing nurse-to-patient ratios do not extend patient safety

Hospitals are currently under pressure to control the cost of medical care, while at the same time improving patient health and reducing medical errors through appropriate nurse staffing levels. A study into the effects of a law requiring increased nurse-to-patient ratios on patient mortality finds that mandating such changes do not reduce adverse patient outcomes.

Led by Andrew Cook from Resolution Economics LLC and Professor Martin Gaynor from the CMPO, the study provides new evidence into the effects of increased nurse staffing ratios.”

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