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Adequate and Stable Nurse Staffing Is Key to Improving Care for Heart Failure Patients

The Lund Report
New Study Finds Nurse Staffing Plays Important Role in Implementation of Measures That Improve Care for Heart Failure Patients in Rural Hospitals


May 1, 2013 -- Ensuring that heart failure patients receive optimal care can be difficult, particularly in rural hospitals. Now a new study suggests that rural hospitals may be better able to ensure high-quality care if they have lower nursing turnover and better practice environments.



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