Too few NICUs have sufficient staff on hand, and the most vulnerable babies can be left with the fewest available caregivers, according to a study supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation published in JAMA Pediatrics. A review of data on 560 NICUs found that staffing was too low for 32% of patients. Researchers urged hospitals to adhere to American Academy of Pediatrics staffing guidelines.

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