Chin Weighs in on Ballot Question 1 in Gazette Article

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management David Chin

David Chin

October 29, 2018

David L. Chin, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, is quoted in a story appearing in the Daily Hampshire Gazette addressing the "ripple effects of Question 1," a hotly-contested state ballot question to establish nurse-patient staffing ratios. Chin commented that the ballot question probably wouldn't have the intended effect.

“Everybody in my whole career has been committed to making hospitals safer,” Chin says. “I don’t believe this is a vehicle to achieve that goal…I don’t think there’s evidence that it improves quality and it improves safety.”

The measure failed to pass in the recent November 6 election.

Read the full article here.