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NURSE STAFFING STANDARDS FOR PATIENT SAFETY AND QUALITY CARE ACT OF 2017
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H.R.2392 Sets ratios within hospital at all times Prohibits mandatory overtime Allows nurses to refuse care (Congressional Research Service, 2017)
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HISTORY Modeled after a California law passed in 2004 National Nurses United sponsored both the California law and H.R.2392 After California law was passed nurses stated they cared for one to two fewer patients compared to other states that did not have the mandate (Mark et al., 2013).
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BENEFITS Hospitals with more nurses experience only a 29percent burnout compared to a 34 percent burnout rate with less nurses (Dorning, 2016). Leads to 41 percent lower chance of penalization (McHugh, Berez, & Small, 2013)
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BENEFITS 5 fewer deaths per 1000 patients with the increase of staff. The each death was estimated to save $35,000 per death avoided and $3,500 per life year gained. (Shekelle, 2013) Increase in staff leads to less medical errors, which can cost around $22,000- $28,000 in hospital expenses (Rothberg et al., 2005).
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SUPPORT FOR H.R.2392
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