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Line authority for nurse staffing and costs for acute inpatient care.

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Liu, C-F; Sharp, ND; Sales, AE; Lowy, E; Maciejewski, ML; Needleman, J; Li, Y-F
Published in: Inquiry
2009

There is little empirical evidence evaluating the effects of recent, widespread changes in nurse executive roles and nursing management structures on the costs of patient care. This retrospective cross-sectional study examined the relationship between line authority for nurse staffing and patient care costs (total, nursing, and non-nursing cost) using data from 124 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers. After controlling for patient, facility, and market characteristics, nursing line authority was significantly associated with lower nursing cost per admission. Our results provide some evidence that a reduction in nursing line authority may adversely impact nursing costs.

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Inquiry

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ISSN

0046-9580

Publication Date

2009

Volume

46

Issue

3

Start / End Page

339 / 351

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • United States
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital
  • Nursing Service, Hospital
  • Nursing Administration Research
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
 

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Liu, C.-F., Sharp, N. D., Sales, A. E., Lowy, E., Maciejewski, M. L., Needleman, J., & Li, Y.-F. (2009). Line authority for nurse staffing and costs for acute inpatient care. Inquiry, 46(3), 339–351. https://doi.org/10.5034/inquiryjrnl_46.03.339
Liu, Chuan-Fen, Nancy D. Sharp, Anne E. Sales, Elliott Lowy, Matthew L. Maciejewski, Jack Needleman, and Yu-Fang Li. “Line authority for nurse staffing and costs for acute inpatient care.Inquiry 46, no. 3 (2009): 339–51. https://doi.org/10.5034/inquiryjrnl_46.03.339.
Liu C-F, Sharp ND, Sales AE, Lowy E, Maciejewski ML, Needleman J, et al. Line authority for nurse staffing and costs for acute inpatient care. Inquiry. 2009;46(3):339–51.
Liu, Chuan-Fen, et al. “Line authority for nurse staffing and costs for acute inpatient care.Inquiry, vol. 46, no. 3, 2009, pp. 339–51. Pubmed, doi:10.5034/inquiryjrnl_46.03.339.
Liu C-F, Sharp ND, Sales AE, Lowy E, Maciejewski ML, Needleman J, Li Y-F. Line authority for nurse staffing and costs for acute inpatient care. Inquiry. 2009;46(3):339–351.
Journal cover image

Published In

Inquiry

DOI

ISSN

0046-9580

Publication Date

2009

Volume

46

Issue

3

Start / End Page

339 / 351

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • United States
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital
  • Nursing Service, Hospital
  • Nursing Administration Research
  • Middle Aged
  • Male