Massachusetts Medical Society: Massachusetts Medical Society reacts to Question 1 results

Massachusetts Medical Society reacts to Question 1 results

The Massachusetts Medical Society is an organization that champions a physician-led team approach to patient care. We count our state’s talented and compassionate nurses as invaluable and trusted partners in delivering that care. The Medical Society is pleased that the outcome of the nurse-staffing ratio ballot question will ensure that the dedicated physicians, nurses and clinicians who together work to provide safe and effective patient care will retain the level of authority necessary to make vital staffing decisions in the best interests of our patients.   We acknowledge that the discussion of the availability and deployment of patient-facing resources was one that needed to occur and one that cannot end.  The physicians of the Medical Society remain committed to being a participant in those conversations and, ultimately, part of patient-centered solutions that result in optimal outcomes and optimal value for our patients, our nurse colleagues and our physicians. 

— Dr. Alain A. Chaoui, President, Massachusetts Medical Society

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