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CMS study finds no single minimum staffing level for nursing facilities

An opaque view of nurse vacancy rates

A study commissioned by CMS found no single recommendation for an appropriate level of staffing that would guarantee quality care, KFF Health News reported Aug. 29. The study, dated June 2023, evaluated four minimum staffing levels, all below the 4.1 level previously identified as ideal. The highest level evaluated was 3.88 daily staffing hours and the lowest 3.3 daily staffing …

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