Burman, B. Don; Kaldenberg, Dennis
August 2010
HealthLeaders Magazine;Aug2010, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p8
Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in previous issues including "Better Nurse-Patient Ratios Could Save Thousands of Lives Annually, Says study," by Cheryl Clark in the April 20, 2010 issue, and "Hospital Satisfaction Drops While Overall Consumer Satisfaction Rises," by Elyas Bakhtiari in the May 21, 2010 issue.


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