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    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/871958
    Medscape Medical News
    Replacing Nurses With Assistants Tied to More Deaths

    Ricki Lewis, PhD
    November 16, 2016
    Substituting nursing assistants for professional nurses in acute care hospitals in Europe is linked to poorer quality of care and increased mortality, according to a report published online November 15 in BMJ Quality & Safety.
    Studies based on US hospital populations show that increasing the proportion of less highly trained nursing personnel adversely affects patient care. Data from European hospitals have been sparse, however...

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