You’ve probably heard about the overcrowding of classrooms. You probably haven’t heard much about how overworked nurses are.
If you think back to the last time you or a loved one were injured and in a hospital, you probably can remember the nurse. That’s because nurses are the most visible element of any care team. Your most direct access point to health care? It’s a nurse.
That’s why the ratio of nurses to patients can be a really great way to evaluate the performance of a hospital. If you’re looking for medical care with a lot of “touch,” you’ll want to look for a hospital with a low patient-nurse ratio. A ratio of 4:1 is considered low-risk.
Check out this article on CU Health’s Patient: Nurse Ratio HERE