Rx for the RN

Nurses' union calls bill requiring hospitals to disclose staffing a victory.
Felice J. Freyer, Providence Journal, May 13, 2005

Consumers will be able find out how many nurses care for patients in each Rhode Island hospital, and may also learn how well each hospital prevents infections, if two bills before the General Assembly become law.

Each bill addresses an important factor in gauging whether a hospital is doing a good job.

The quality of care can depend on the ratio of nurses to patients. ... Rx for the RN