safe patient limits

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Illinois lawmakers are being asked to decide whether nurses are dangerously overworked — and what to do about it.

Nurses want limits on how many patients they’re assigned. They argue it would improve patient outcomes and workplace safety. But opponents counter a “one size fits all” approach will not work.

Dana Vollmer / NPR Illinois

Illinois nurses are calling on state lawmakers to restrict the number of patients under their care.