Jane Banaszak-Holl

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This study examines whether, while controlling for local economic conditions, job design and other organizational factors affect facility aide turnover rates in a sample of 250 nursing homes from 10 states. Facility characteristics were largely based on administrator and director of nursing interviews conducted in 1993 as part of the Health Care Financing(More)
This study examines how the demographic characteristics of the top management team in 236 nursing homes can affect the adoption of innovations. The computerization of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) is the innovation we examine, and tenure, education, and involvement in a professional society are the demographic characteristics investigated. Controlling for 10(More)
Purpose: This article evaluates the impact of chain ownership of nursing homes by examining whether facilities demonstrate variation in services, staffing and health outcomes across three structural dimensions—chain ownership, chain and facility size and proprietary status. Design and Methods: We link files of facility inspection reports from 1991 through(More)
Nursing home chains have grown at great speed during the last decade and we need to better understand how dynamics of corporate ownership have affected the services in these institutions. This study explores how the capabilities of chains and their components-both existing and newly acquired-affect transfer learning across the component units of the chains.(More)
Despite continuing debate about costs and benefits, managed care became an integral part of the health care sector during the 1990s. In this paper, we examine the organizational and practice variation in the managed care industry at two points in the 1990s using a national census of organizations operating in those years. We use a definition of managed care(More)
What is the human impact of the growth of human service chains? This paper combines research concerning business chains with research concerning corporate acquisitions to study the causes and consequences of nursing home chaining activity. The analysis is highly relevant in the nursing home sector, in which almost half of U.S. nursing homes are now part of(More)
Infection control professionals and hospital epidemiologists, using the valid methods of applied epidemiology-surveillance, benchmarking, intervention, evaluation--have largely been responsible for dramatically reducing the incidence of health care-associated infections over the past several decades. However, we believe that the field of infection control(More)
This study examined the occupational experiences of deans of medicine during five decades, 1940-1992, to explore whether changes in their prior career paths could explain the increasing turnover of deans that occurred during this period. The results indicate that deans are now more likely to have had previous administrative experience, as either chairs or(More)
BACKGROUND Chain-owned nursing homes have become the predominant type of provider in the United States, but little is known about their management structures. Prior research has found that chain ownership has significant effects on health outcomes, but why that is the case is not well understood. PURPOSE This study examines the effects of(More)