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The Effect of Hospital Nurse Staffing on Patient Health Outcomes: Evidence from California's Minimum Staffing Regulation

Andrew Cook, Martin Gaynor, Melvin Stephens, Jr., Lowell Taylor

NBER Working Paper No. 16077
Issued in June 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

We wish to thank the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development for providing the data used in this study. Melissa Taylor and participants in a session at the 2009 American Economic Association annual meeting provided valuable comments and suggestions. All responsibility for the content of this paper rests with the authors alone. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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