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ICU Nurse-to-Patient Ratio Reporting

We are a 12-bed medical/surgical Intensive Care Unit specializing in the care of critically ill patients. Typically these patients require a high degree of medical and nursing care. They also require specialized equipment to help monitor and support their body systems.

Starting with the first quarter of 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) now requires all Massachusetts ICUs to report quarterly Registered Nurse-to-Patient ratios on their websites. Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital's Mixed Medicine/Surgery Patient ICU ratios are as follows:

QuarterDateAverage Daily Patient CensusStaff Nurse CensusStaff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
1st Quarter 20161/1/16 through 3/31/164.714293.961541 : 1.19001
2nd Quarter 20164/1/16 through 6/30/164.527473.960161 : 1.14325
3rd Quarter 20167/1/16 through 9/30/163.673913.650361 : 1.00645
4th Quarter 201610/1/16 through 12/31/164.543483.960141 : 1.14730
1st Quarter 20171/1/17 through 3/31/174.311113.978241 : 1.08367
2nd Quarter 20174/1/17 through 6/30/174.395603.919181 : 1.12156
3rd Quarter 20177/1/17 through 9/30/173.913043.715411 : 1.05319
4th Quarter 201710/1/17 through 12/31/173.717393.798691 : 0.97860


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