Hospital administrators' singular concern today is the availability of qualified nurses because surge bed capacity doesn't mean anything unless there's a caregiver to tend it.
That’s not to say patients will go untreated. But it's possible—likely, even—they won't receive the care they need and deserve. For every ten percent increase in a nurse’s workload, researchers have observed a 7 percent increase in patient mortality.
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