Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Massachusetts Patients First

Massachusetts Patients First: "A bill now pending before the Massachusetts legislature would codify many of the elements contained in the voluntary Patients First initiative and, therefore, hospitals are strongly supporting its passage. The Patient Safety Act is truly a groundbreaking initiative that both addresses the nursing shortage and injects transparency and accountability into the health care system.

Specifically, Senator Moore's bill:

* dedicates needed resources for nursing scholarships, loan repayments, mentoring programs and faculty development to increase the number of nurses.
* requires all hospitals to file their staffing plans for each unit with the Department of Public Health, and to publicly post the plans.
* requires hospitals to use and publicly report on “nurse-sensitive” measures to track how patient care is affected by the nursing care hospitals provide."

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