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The case for minimum nurse staffing standards in nursing homes: A review of the literature

January 1, 2004

Alzheimer’s Care Quarterly Vol. 5, No. 1

This article examines research conducted on nursing home staff-to-resident ratios and national staffing levels in comparison to the quality of care. It highlights the costs and benefits associated with implementing new staffing standards. Recommendations include learning from and implementing stringent standards used in states such as Oklahoma, Arkansas and Florida.

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Contributing Authors
Wells, Janet C.

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