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View Diary: Dear Supremes: An Expose of The Health Care Monster By An Industry Insider (100 comments)

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  •  Let's say a nurse has a burdened labor cost of (0+ / 0-)

    $60/hour and serves an average of five patients per the California nurse staffing law.

    Nursing cost per patient per day is $60*24/5, or $288/day/patient.

    How much is a good hotel room? $150/day?

    How about an average of $15/meal or $45/day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?

    We get $288+$150+$45, or $483/day for nursing, room, and board.

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