The New York Times has an insightful article about the current state of nursing affairs in the United States. The short form? Doctors should be pretty scared about how things look right now. Today, twelve percent of nursing positions are unfilled, and that number is growing; hospitals are resorting to aggressive recruiting measures just to make sure that inpatient wards are minimally staffed. From personal experience, I can attest to another problem — nurses in the big academic centers face tons of work and even more stress, and many of them are fleeing for the relative calm of suburban community hospitals, impacting clinical research and medical education. Hopefully, state and federal incentives are going to have an effect soon.


I posted my reply on here.

• Posted by: Phil Wolff on Jun 1, 2002, 6:51 PM

Just curious, Phil — why would you post a specific reply to me elsewhere?

• Posted by: Jason Levine on Jun 1, 2002, 11:07 PM

I’ve been playing around on my blog in using the Dear X form when remarking on other’s posts. My third person commentary (“X of blog Y said… and I think …”) has been wearing thin for me.

I could’a posted the same response in your comment page, but I just didn’t think to cut and paste it.

Or, could be I’m an idiot.

You pick.

Was it odd reading the post using your name that way?

• Posted by: Phil Wolff on Jun 4, 2002, 8:01 PM

What a nice site, you know :)

• Posted by: Underage on Oct 12, 2003, 2:11 PM
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