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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Nurse staffing ballot question survives court challenge

Greenfield Recorder: The initiative petition seeking to impose limits on the number of patients a nurse can be assigned to care for at a time can go to voters on the November ballot, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled Monday. 

SJC: Voters can decide on nurse-patient ratio cap

Boston 25 News: The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Monday that the initiative petition seeking to impose limits on the number of patients a nurse can be assigned to care for at a time can go to voters on the November ballot. 

Letter to the editor: Mandated nurse-to-patient ratios reduces death rate

The Sun Chronicle: I am writing regarding a Massachusetts ballot initiative regarding safe patient limits for nurses. As a nurse who worked for 40 years in a major teaching hospital in Boston, I can speak with authority about present day patient acuity in the hospital setting.

United Nurses and Allied Professionals join support for the Patient Safety Act

Press Release: Measure will protect patients and improve care in Massachusetts hospitals

Profit margin shouldn’t guide health care quality

Cape Cod Times: The Patient Safety Act will improve patient outcomes and accountability 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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