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Bringing nurses back to bedside

A study by Tan Tock Seng Hospital in 2016 threw up a startling fact: Nurses spent two-thirds of their time on tasks not directly related to patient care.

Instead, they had their hands full with work such as documentation and topping up supplies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2018, with the headline 'Bringing nurses back to bedside'. Print Edition | Subscribe