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Nurses taking care of fewer patients at once. Is this why?

By NJ 101.5  
   April 09, 2019

The patient-to-nurse ratio has decreased throughout New Jersey in most specialty areas, according to a Rutgers study, and that's likely paving the way for improved patient outcomes. Thanks to a state law that went into effect in 2008, which required that hospitals and nursing homes publicly report the number of patients per nurse, that number has decreased in 10 of 13 specialty areas examined by the study.

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