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Composer Ian Wilson looks on as the Irish Chamber Orchestra gives a performance of his work at the stroke unit, Tallaght hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

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For every 10 per cent increase in nurses who have attained a bachelor’s degree, there is an associated 7 per cent decline in mortality, according to study

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