found at modern healthcare website, posted 08/19/2002
"it is frightening that the joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations found that a shortage of nurses contributed to 24% of the unexpected hospital deaths and serious injuries the commission has counted since 1996. other problems in nursing, including inadequate training, were also factors in many of the cases (cited by the commission). it is also frightening that a senior vice president of the american hospital association responded to this credible report by saying, `i don't agree that patients' lives are in danger.' of course, they are.''
-newark (n.j.) star-ledger
Sep 6, '02
brown rice: check out some of the articles on the link provided by UKRNinUSA on the thread "maybe Karen will come across an article" for some answers to your question.
Last edit by sjoe on Sep 6, '02