Linda L O’Brien-Pallas

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This paper is one in 10 in a series of papers commissioned by the World Health Organization to take stock of the state of the science of human resources for health activities in the year 2000. This paper provides an analysis of how labour market indicators can be integrated into service planning, discusses whether planning is sufficiently responsive and(More)
Although the views expressed in these papers are those of their authors, each paper has been subjected to an independent peer-review process. The Commission would like to thank the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR), of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, for their oversight and administration of the peer-review process for the(More)
AIM This paper is a discussion of the derivation of the Nursing Services Delivery Theory from the application of open system theory to large-scale organizations. BACKGROUND The underlying mechanisms by which staffing indicators influence outcomes remain under-theorized and unmeasured, resulting in a 'black box' that masks the nature and organization of(More)
The Program for Research on Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population (SEDAP) is an interdisciplinary research program centred at McMaster University with co-investigators at seventeen other universities in Canada and abroad. The SEDAP Research Paper series provides a vehicle for distributing the results of studies undertaken by those associated(More)
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