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Nurse-staffing levels and the quality of care in hospitals.
BACKGROUND It is uncertain whether lower levels of staffing by nurses at hospitals are associated with an increased risk that patients will have complications or die. METHODS We used administrativeExpand
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Systematic Review: The Evidence That Publishing Patient Care Performance Data Improves Quality of Care
Although recent reports on the quality of U.S. health care document improvement in many clinical areas (1, 2) quality deficits remain (35). Studies suggest that the U.S. health care system oftenExpand
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Workplace Wellness Programs Study: Final Report.
This article investigates the characteristics of workplace wellness programs, their prevalence, their impact on employee health and medical cost, facilitators of their success, and the role ofExpand
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Factors Affecting Physician Professional Satisfaction and Their Implications for Patient Care, Health Systems, and Health Policy.
The American Medical Association asked RAND Health to characterize the factors that affect physician professional satisfaction. RAND researchers sought to identify high-priority determinants ofExpand
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A review of methods to measure health-related productivity loss.
BACKGROUND Annual US health-related productivity losses are estimated to reach some $260 billion, attributable not only to absenteeism but also to presenteeism (being present at work but working at aExpand
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Workplace Wellness Programs Study
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Nurse staffing in hospitals: is there a business case for quality?
We construct national estimates of the cost of increasing hospital nurse staffing and associated reductions in days, deaths, and adverse outcomes. Raising the proportion of nursing hours provided byExpand
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Evidence for the effect of disease management: is $1 billion a year a good investment?
OBJECTIVE To assess the evidence for the effect of disease management on quality of care, disease control, and cost, with a focus on population-based programs. STUDY DESIGN Literature review. Expand
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Selecting indicators for the quality of diabetes care at the health systems level in OECD countries.
PURPOSE In the context of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Quality Indicators Project, a set of quality indicators for diabetes care was developed, to be used forExpand
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Systematic review of the impact of worksite wellness programs.
OBJECTIVES To analyze the impact of worksite wellness programs on health and financial outcomes, and the effect of incentives on participation. METHODS Sources were PubMed, CINAHL and EconLit,Expand
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