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New York Times, noting link between nurse staffing and mortality, urges hospitals to address critical nursing shortage by reporting nurse-patient ratios

October 25, 2002 -- A New York Times editorial, reacting to nurse researcher Linda Aiken's study establishing a strong link between nurse staffing and patient mortality, explains the gravity of the nursing shortage, examines possible solutions, and calls on hospitals to report their nurse-patient ratios "so that prospective patients can decide where to take their chances."

See the editorial "Dying for Lack of Nurses."