Patient Safety is Our Number One Priority

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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Nurses group says staffing proposal would carry few costs for hospitals

Boston Business Journal: The Massachusetts Nurses Association says its ballot proposal to set limits on how many patients nurses can oversee at hospitals would cost no more than $47 million annually — far less than the $1 billion estimate put forward by a hospital lobby group fighting the measure.

Patient safety advocates gather in Worcester to continue exposing real source of opposition to Question 1 with the Truth Tour

Press Release: Hospital executives spend millions more on deceptive ads instead of patient safety, all while taking public funds, posting over $1 billion in profits, and hoarding over $1 billion in offshore tax havens

New Study Finds Hospital Executives Grossly Exaggerating Cost of Question 1

Press Release: Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association data shows Question 1 would cost Massachusetts acute care hospitals less than $47 million.

Coalition against nurse ratio ballot question outspends backers by ‘millions’

Boston Business Journal: The hospital-backed campaign urging voters to oppose a ballot question that would set limits on how many patients nurses can oversee at hospitals says it’s spent “millions” on advertising, dwarfing the $450,000 that supporters say they’ve spent.

Massachusetts Student Nurses Association joins support of Patient Safety Act

Press Release: Massachusetts Student Nurses Association joins support of Patient Safety Act
Measure will protect patients and improve care in Massachusetts hospitals

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