The diffusion of Magnet hospital recognition.

@article{Abraham2011TheDO,
  title={The diffusion of Magnet hospital recognition.},
  author={Jean Marie Abraham and Bonnie Jerome-D'Emilia and James W. Begun},
  journal={Health care management review},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={
          306-14
        }
}
BACKGROUND Magnet recognition is promoted by many in the practice community as the gold standard of nursing care quality. The Magnet hospital population has exploded in recent years, with about 8% of U.S. general hospitals now recognized. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics that distinguish Magnet-recognized hospitals from other hospitals within the framework of diffusion theory. METHODOLOGY/APPROACH We conceptualize Magnet recognition as an organizational… CONTINUE READING
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