California's Minimum Nurse Staffing Legislation: Results from a Natural Experiment

TitleCalifornia's Minimum Nurse Staffing Legislation: Results from a Natural Experiment
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMark B., Harless D., Spetz J., Reiter J., Pink G.
JournalHealth Services ResearchHealth Services Research
Volume48
Issue2pt1
Pagination435-454
KeywordsNurse staffing ratios;hospitals;quality of care;California AB394
Abstract

Objective

To determine whether, following implementation of California's minimum nurse staffing legislation, changes in acuity-adjusted nurse staffing and quality of care in California hospitals outpaced similar changes in hospitals in comparison states without such regulations.

URLhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-6773.2012.01465.x/abstract