When nurses and caregivers are assigned to care for too many patients, patients are at risk. Across New York State, healthcare administrators are forcing nurses and caregivers to take on 19 or more patients at once.
Click below to read the official warning reports from New York nurses. For years we’ve been filing these documents in the thousands, and hospital management refuses to address them.
Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has shown that the odds of patient death increased by 7% for each additional patient a nurse must care for at one time. Yet, New York hospitals STILL refuse to adopt safe nurse-patient staffing levels.
Safe nurse- and caregiver-to-patient ratios in every New York hospital and nursing home.
Safe staffing saves lives and can help save money for our healthcare system. When patients get better care, they heal quicker and stay healthy longer. After California passed a safe staffing law in 2004, patient outcomes improved dramatically, and hospitals have been saving money over the long term.