As others see it: Patients at heart of nurses' strike
In the looming Minnesota Nurses Association strike, real lives are at stake. And this is not an issue that hospital officials can lightly dismiss by invoking the mantra of "cost-efficiency."
That claim does have merit, to be sure, but so does the MNA's demand of lower nurse-to-patient ratios. There is a middle ground, and the two sides should meet there soon.
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