Posted by on February 12, 2019 6:00 am
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https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/feb/12/nurses-hospitals-understaffed-risks-burnout

Nurses face burnout, a high turnover and patient safety errors as ‘unsafe staffing’ has become the standard, advocates say

Brenda Meadwell, a nurse in the labor and delivery department at the Bluefield regional medical center, in Bluefield, West Virginia, one of 111 hospitals owned by Community Health Systems, says she is one of many nurses around the US who work under conditions where her department is frequently understaffed.

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