1. Beyond anecdotes, what data are available to support the committee's analysis? What resources and mechanisms exist to confirm and strengthen anecdotal information? Can you provide any of these resources or data?
  2. The appropriateness and adequacy of current nursing undergraduate, graduate, and in-service education and training in addressing the changing delivery and organization of health care.
  3. What data or information are available relating to the institutional cost-benefits, quality of patient care, and nurses' work-related well-being associated with restructuring of the delivery of nursing care utilizing different skill mixes? What information is available about patients' satisfaction with different skill mixes in nursing care?
  4. Keeping in mind the current national environment for cost containment, please note any suggestions you have for the committee.

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