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MA Nurses Association Releases Annual Survey on State of Patient Care in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Nurses Association released its annual survey of the state’s nurses on the state of patient care within Massachusetts. The survey, “The State of Patient Care in Massachusetts,” found that the quality and safety of patient care continues to be significantly compromised due to the corporatization of health care and the practice of assigning too patients for nurses to care for at one time. The survey also found the majority of nurses report that in the wake of these dangerous conditions, hospital executives too often refuse to heed their calls for needed staff and resources to safely care for their patients, which prompts nearly 90 percent of nurses to support a pending ballot measure that would set safe patient limits for nurses in all hospitals based on the needs of patients.

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