An organizational and economic framework for restructuring psychiatric nurse labor use.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A conceptual framework of psychiatric nurse labor use is developed based on organizational and economic theories. The relationship between staffing decisions and quality of care is presented. Implications for restructuring the workforce within the context of managed care and increased cost containment pressures are discussed. The importance of using a conceptual framework to guide staffing evaluations, research, and management decisions is emphasized.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Merwin, EI

Published Date

  • January 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 21 - 32

PubMed ID

  • 8682664

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-4673

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0161-2840

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/01612849609079828


  • eng