las vegas sun: measuring health care
my mouth is still dropped on this one! read a quote from the article in the paper below...
ann savin, system director for quality for the valley health system, which operates the two hospitals, says the numbers compiled by the government and joint commission are accurate, but "quality is very difficult to measure."
savin said there is no direct correlation between higher nurse-to-patient ratios and the quality of care, even though it makes intuitive sense.
"sometimes we make more errors when we have more nurses on," savin said. "they're distracted. they're talking among themselves."