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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.

The AAIHR is the preeminent expert on America's shortage. Contact us today to learn how our members are working to address the staffing crisis.

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Patty Jeffrey, R.N.

Patty Jeffrey, R.N.

AAIHR President