AirTalk for January 23, 2002

New Nurse-to-Patient Ratios

Yesterday, Governor Davis announced his plan for establishing minimum nurse-to-patient ratios in California hospitals. If the plan goes into effect, California would be the first state to establish minimum nursing staffing standards in the nation. Larry Mantle talks with Jill Furillo from the California Nurses Association and Jim Lott of the Healthcare Association of Southern California about how California can meet these requirements in the midst of a nursing shortage and financial difficulties.


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