California law mandating nurse pt ratios
The first was in 2005 and its primary focus was on the impact of the nurse-patient ratio on incidence of patient falls and prevalence of pressure ulcers.
Means and proportions were analyzed using = 0.002).
There were no statistically significant differences in medication errors or administration of aspirin in ACS patients.
Background: In 2004, California enacted mandatory nurse-to-patient ratios in an effort to improve patient care.
Objectives: The aim of the study was to look at the association between nursing ratios and quality of care in an urban teaching Emergency Department (ED).