Jonathan E. Westfall

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Strength of handedness, or the degree to which an individual prefers to use a single hand to perform various tasks, is a neurological marker for brain organization and has been shown to be linked to episodic memory, attribute framing, and anchoring, as well as other domains and tasks. The present work explores the relationship of handedness to both inaction(More)
Physician turnover is costly for health care organizations, especially for rural organizations. One approach management can take to reduce turnover is to promote physician loyalty by treating them as an important customer segment. The authors develop an information--oriented framework for generating physician loyalty and illustrate how this framework has(More)
BACKGROUND The role of maternal avoidance diets in the prevention of food allergies is currently under debate. Little is known regarding the effects of such diets on human milk (HM) composition or induction of infant humoral responses. OBJECTIVE To assess the association of maternal cow's milk (CM) avoidance during breastfeeding with specific IgA levels(More)
The relationship between health maintenance organizations (HMO) and employee benefits managers (EBM) is multidimensional and complex. Relationship marketing theory is used to illustrate its role in strengthening interorganizational bonds and reducing defections to other health plans. The importance of various service dimensions in the HMO-EBM relationship(More)
Most Americans are saving less for retirement, retiring earlier and living longer. Research suggests that delaying claiming Social Security retirement benefits would be a better economic decision for many. We model the claiming decision as an intertemporal choice and use a process model, Query Theory, to generate predictions. In five studies, we analyze the(More)
Degree of handedness is a correlate of structural brain asymmetries and predicts individual differences in episodic memory, belief updating and various biases in decision-making. We examined whether handedness moderated the status quo bias given previous research suggests that both constructs are related to loss aversion. Participants answered hypothetical(More)
The health care community is becoming increasingly aware of the need to develop strong and long-term relationships with the women who make up the majority of the health care market. The perceived quality of obstetric care positively impacts future revenue streams by creating "family" loyalty for an umbrella of other health services offered by the provider(More)
The prosperity of a health care organization is contingent on its ability to compete for and retain a high quality staff of "loyal" nurses. Although the benefits of maintaining a loyal nursing staff are obvious, turnover in the health care industry is dangerously high. One solution for reducing turnover is to develop and sustain a loyal nursing staff. The(More)
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