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Costs on rise, nurses protest staffing changes

Nerrissa Shurtluff and others gathered outside Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Nurses from Tufts and Boston Medical Center protested what they say are dangerous changes to staffing. Nerrissa Shurtluff and others gathered outside Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Nurses from Tufts and Boston Medical Center protested what they say are dangerous changes to staffing. (Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff)
By Liz Kowalczyk
Globe Staff / February 12, 2010

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Tufts Medical Center says it has found a way to trim the high cost of nursing while improving care, but the plan prompted a protest yesterday outside the Boston hospital by nurses, who say it is an example of the intense cost-cutting pressure on hospitals statewide. (Full article: 921 words)

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