“Productivity invariably trumps safe nursing care”

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“We recognize the natural tension between financial viability and professional nursing judgment. Every nurse I know plays out that delicate balance to make the most economical use of our time and meet productivity goals, with an inherent dedication to meeting the needs of all our patients. But in hospitals today, the landscape is frankly unfairly skewed toward the bottom line. Productivity invariably trumps safe nursing care.”

Testimony of Eric Tronnes, RN,  on behalf of nurses at a committee meeting of the Minnesota State House of Representatives to advance legislation that would assure patients  and families that their hospital would meet a minimum Safe Patient Standard.  – March 6, 2013 


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