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Nursing Shortage Hurts Patients and Hospitals

September 27, 2019

We've all known that there is a shortage of nurses nationally. But, this shortage doesn't just impact the nurses who've seen hours extended and a higher ration of patients. Patients and hospitals are hurting too. Wait times are increasing in ERs as hospitals are having to make tough decisions to cap the nurse/patient ratio for quality of care while watching patients wait to receive the care they need. This is a national challenge. And, the article linked in the photo depicts the challenges rural areas are having specifically. What ideas do you have that could help address these issues?

 

 

 

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