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The Patient Safety Act will dramatically improve patient safety in Massachusetts hospitals by setting a safe maximum limit on the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time, while providing flexibility to hospitals to adjust nurses’ patient assignments based on specific patient needs.

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Education Enterprises joins support of Patient Safety Act

Press Release: Education Enterprises joins support of Patient Safety Act – Measure will protect patients and improve care in Massachusetts hospitals 

Millions spent on both sides of nurse staffing ballot question

The Patriot Ledger: Ballot Question 1 — one of three questions on the Nov. 6 ballot — would cap the number of patients assigned to each nurse from one to five patients, depending on the patients’ condition and the type of hospital unit. Hospitals would be penalized up to $25,000 for each violation.

Women’s Health Institute joins support of Patient Safety Act

Press Release: Women’s Health Institute joins support of Patient Safety Act. Measure will protect patients and improve care in Massachusetts hospitals

Both sides argue over nurse staffing referendum report

Greenfield Recorder: Nine Massachusetts hospitals already meet the staffing requirements proposed under a ballot question that would cap the number of patients assigned to one nurse, and would not incur extra costs if the proposal passes, according to an analysis by a Boston College professor that tallied the initiative’s annual cost at between $35 million and $47 million.

Analysis estimates nurse question costs at $35M to $47M

State House News Service: Nine Massachusetts hospitals already meet the staffing requirements proposed under a ballot question that would cap the number of patients assigned to one nurse, and would not incur extra costs if the proposal passes, according to an analysis by a Boston College professor that tallied the initiative’s annual cost at between $35 million and $47 million.

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