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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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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

Advocates for Patient Safety Release Ad supporting YES on 1

Press Release: Advocates for Patient Safety Release Ad supporting YES on 1. A recent survey showed 86% of Massachusetts nurses support safe patient limits. Hospital executives, who are responsible for this crisis and are focused only on profits, are doing everything they can to stop this initiative

Massachusetts Nurses Association pickets in Springfield in support of Question 1

MassLive: Members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, pointing to profits earned by hospitals in the state and to their own experiences at patient bedsides, marched Tuesday at the headquarters of Baystate Health in support of Question 1.

Debate over Question 1 heats up

Cape Cod Times: Lobbying efforts on the Question 1 ballot initiative, which would limit how many hospital patients a nurse may care for, have been heating up as the November election approaches. On Tuesday members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association and other advocates of the question’s passage met in front of Partners HealthCare’s Somerville headquarters to call for increased nurse staffing levels and to protest million-dollar-plus pay for hospital CEOs.

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