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Study of Nurse Caregiver Minimum Staffing Levels and Other Staffing Enhancement Strategies and Patient Quality Improvement Initiatives

Report Data Collection & Quality
August 1, 2020

As legislated by New York State’s 2019-2020 Enacted Budget, this study examines how staffing enhancements and other initiatives could be used to improve safety and service delivery in hospitals and nursing homes. The study focuses on certified nursing assistants as well as registered nurses and licensed practical nurses.

Key Takeaways

A comprehensive workforce development approach is needed to ensure a highly trained, skilled nursing workforce.
Among other recommendations, a robust workforce data collection system is needed to inform workforce planning.
A strong training delivery system is also critically needed to educate the workforce of the future.

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