Hospital staffing decisions: does financial performance matter?

  title={Hospital staffing decisions: does financial performance matter?},
  author={Mei Ping Zhao and Gloria J Bazzoli and Jan Clement and Richard C. Lindrooth and Joann M Nolin and Askar Chukmaitov},
  journal={Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing},
  volume={45 3},
This study assesses the impact of changes in hospitals' financial conditions on changes in hospitals' staffing decisions. The sample consisted of community hospitals operating between 1995 and 2000. The analysis employed a generalized method of moments (GMM) estimator for its dynamic panel data. Cash flow and patient margin were used to measure financial condition. We estimated the effect of changing financial condition on the number of full-time equivalent personnel (FTEs), registered nurses… CONTINUE READING

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