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    Safe Staffing Saves Lives

    Myths vs. Facts

    Support for Safe Staffing Legislation has never been stronger or louder.

    Safe Staffing calls on hospitals to maintain a responsible ratio of nurses to patients – ensuring better care and saving lives.

    Infographic: Protests of Assignment

    Patients in Need. Not enough nurses. It’s putting New Yorkers at risk.

    In 2015, New York nurses submitted more than 18,500 Protests of Assignment (POAs) to their hospitals due to unsafe staffing levels.

    Success in California

    In 2004, California became the first state to implement statewide minimum nurse-to-patient staffing requirements.

    Prior to the adoption of these standards, the hospital industry argued that the legislation would close hospitals, damage them financially, gut support staff—all without improving patient outcomes. This wasn't the case.

    Report: Safe Staffing in Hospitals

    Improved Outcomes for Patients, Nurses and Hospitals

    A safe staffing ratio of nurses to patients is critical to ensuring every patient is properly cared for.

     

    Support for Safe Staffing

    85% of New Yorkers support Safe Staffing Legislation.

    Support for Safe Staffing Legislation has never been stronger or louder. Safe Staffing calls on hospitals to maintain a responsible ratio of nurses to patients – ensuring better care and saving lives.

    Economic Analysis of the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act 

    A Look at the Economic Impact of a Safe Staffing Law

    Evidence proves that safe staffing is a cost effective way to improve patient care, leading to savings for hospitals, nursing homes, and the healthcare system as a whole.

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