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Licensed Nurse Staffing and Adverse Events in Hospitals
Objective. To examine the changes in licensed nursing staff in Pennsylvania hospitals from 1991 to 1997, and to assess the relationship of licensed nursing staff with patient adverse events inExpand
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Nurse staffing and patient, nurse, and financial outcomes.
  • Lynn Unruh
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of nursing
  • 2008
Because there's no scientific evidence to support specific nurse-patient ratios, and in order to assess the impact of hospital nurse staffing levels on given patient, nurse, and financial outcomes,Expand
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Patient turnover and nursing staff adequacy.
OBJECTIVE To assess the relative validity of patient turnover adjustments and the difference in nurse staffing using measures that adjust for patient turnover and severity versus those that do not.Expand
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A Systems Framework for Evaluating Nursing Care Quality in Nursing Homes
Given the ongoing concerns about the quality of care in nursing homes, a theoretical framework to guide a systems approach to quality is important. Existing frameworks either do not model causality,Expand
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Health Information Technology Adoption in U.S. Acute Care Hospitals
We investigate differences in structural characteristics between providers that do and that do not adopt Health Information Technology (HIT) applications. Expand
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United States of America: health system review.
This analysis of the United States health system reviews the developments in organization and governance, health financing, health-care provision, health reforms and health system performance. The USExpand
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Newly licensed registered nurses' perceptions of job difficulties, demands and control: individual and organizational predictors.
AIMS To determine predictors of newly licensed registered nurses' perceptions of job difficulties, job demands and job control. BACKGROUND In previous studies, new registered nurses describe theirExpand
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Has the Medicare prospective payment system led to increased nursing home efficiency?
RESEARCH OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of recent Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) changes on efficiency in skilled nursing homes. DATA SOURCE/STUDY SETTING Medicare Cost Reports (MCR),Expand
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Accountable care organizations in the USA: types, developments and challenges.
A historically fragmented U.S. health care system, where care has been delivered by multiple providers with little or no coordination, has led to increasing issues with access, cost, and quality. TheExpand
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Valuing volunteers: The impact of volunteerism on hospital performance
Background: Volunteers have been present in health care settings for centuries. However, there is little empirical evidence regarding the impact that volunteers make on hospital performance. SinceExpand
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