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New Study Finds 75 Percent of Nursing Homes Almost Never Have Enough RN staff to Meet Resident Needs

A July 2019 study published in Health Affairs reports that new Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) data from nursing homes show that few of them ever have enough registered nurse (RN) staffing to meet resident needs, weekend staffing is low, and there are large fluctuations in daily staffing levels. One of the study’s authors described the finding on RN staffing as “staggering.”