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Research Shows Mixed Results for CA Mandatory Nurse Staffing Levels

By Elaine Baumgartel

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Albuquerque, NM – Recently union nurses in Santa Fe voted not to strike during contract negotiations. One central issue was the question of how many patients a nurse should be in charge of at one time. California has nurse to patient ratios mandated by law. How is this policy working there?