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Opinion | Eugene Litvak

Question 1 and the way out of the nurse staffing impasse

The proper solution to the nurse staffing problem is to understand its real cause and streamline the use of resources.

Question 1 would limit the number of patients assigned to hospital nurses at one time. The Massachusetts Nurses Association, a labor union, backs the ballot measure.

What you need to know about Question 1

The ballot initiative would regulate nurse staffing in hospitals.

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Editorial Board Endorsement

Editorial board endorsement: Vote ‘no’ on Question 1. The nurse staffing ratio is wrong for Mass.

The ballot question is too blunt an instrument to cure nurse staffing issues for Mass. hospitals.

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Opposing sides face off on Question 1 in debate

The two sides in Question 1, which would mandate limits on the number of patients assigned to nurses in Massachusetts hospitals, met in a debate on Monday afternoon.

A nurse ran to respond to a code red alarm from a patient during her shift.

If passed, when would the nurse staffing law take effect?

Question 1, which would sent strict limits on the number of patients assigned to nurses working in hospitals, says it will take effect on Jan. 1. But hospitals and state officials say that would be essentially impossible.

Early voting for Nov. 6 election starts Monday

Local election officials expect to put in long hours over the next two weeks to make it easier for voters to cast ballots ahead of Nov. 6.

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CHESTO MEANS BUSINESS

Business groups could prove to be important allies for hospitals in Question 1 battle

Hospital administrators found a natural ally in their efforts to thwart mandatory nurse staffing ratios: other executives.

This health care workers union is staying on the sidelines of the ballot question debate

The Service Employees International Union has not taken a position on Question 1, the ballot initiative to regulate nurse staffing, even while many other labor groups have supported it.

Jennifer Theriault and Siobhan Cruise are emergency room nurses in Brockton.

Not all nurses back ballot question to regulate staffing

Many nurses, including some in the union, worry about loss of flexibility on the job if a ballot measure passes Nov. 6.

Governor Charlie Baker said Wednesday he will vote against a ballot question that would limit the number of patients assigned to hospital nurses at one time.

Charlie Baker will vote ‘no’ on nurse-staffing Question 1

Democratic gubernatorial challenger Jay Gonzalez supports Question 1.

Question 1 would limit the number of patients assigned to hospital nurses at one time. The Massachusetts Nurses Association, a labor union, backs the ballot measure.

Watchdog says nurse ballot question could cost $900m a year

The report found that hospitals would need to hire 2,286 to 3,101 additional full-time nurses to comply with the rules set by Question 1, which voters will decide on in November.

Nurses rallied near Partners HealthCare in Somerville.

In ad war over ballot question, both sides give nurses leading roles

The hospital industry and nurses union are squaring off over an initiative to mandate staffing ratios at hospitals.

Marlena Pellegrino, a staff nurse at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester: “Every time you add another patient to your workload, you miss things.”

Nurses union, hospitals battle over ballot question setting patient limits

The proposed initiative would mandate the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time, for all hospital units in the state.