Arizona Republic:  “Arizona hospitals last decade struggled to find enough nurses to fill shifts in critical hospital operations, prompting some hospitals to turn to temporary or traveling nurses to ensure enough medical help for patients.

While the nursing market has largely stabilized in recent years as colleges graduate more nurses, hospitals are still grappling with one impact of the nursing shortage — legal fallout from allegations that a hospital industry group fixed wages for temporary and traveling nurses.

More than two dozen Arizona hospital systems agreed to pay nearly $22 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged a nursing registry controlled by the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association suppressed wages paid to temporary or traveling nurses.”