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Published Works

CHOPR Investigators publish scholarly works in prestigious, high impact journals such as Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, Research in Nursing and Health, theBMJ, Journal of Nursing Administration, Journal of the American Geriatric Society, Health Affairs, and Medical Care.

Recent Publications

Aiken, Linda H. et al. Patient satisfaction with hospital care and nursing in England: An observational study. BMJ Open (In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric).

The objective of the study is to inform healthcare workforce policy decisions by showing how patient perceptions of hospital care are associated with confidence in nurses and doctors, nurse staffing levels and hospital work environments. Download

Maier, Claudia B. et al. Nurses in Advanced Roles in Primary Care: Policy Levers for Implementation. OECD Health Working Paper, No 98, OECD Publishing

This report is based on the collective expertise of more than 90 health workforce and health system experts across 36 countries. Download 

Aiken, Linda H et al. Is Magnet recognition associated with improved outcomes among critically ill children treated at freestanding children’s hospitals? Journal of Critical Care

Letter to the Editor. Download

Ball, Jane E. et al. Post-operative mortality, missed care and nurse staffing in nine countries: a cross sectional study. International Journal of Nursing Studies

Missed nursing care, which is highly related to nurse staffing, is associated with increased odds of patients dying in hospital following common surgical procedures. Download

Germack, Hayley D. et al. U.S. hospital employment of foreign-educated nurses and patient experience: a cross sectional study. Journal of Nursing Regulation

The results of this study suggest that employment of substantial numbers of nurses educated outside the United States may have implications for quality of care. Download

Barnes, Hilary et al. Effects of regulation and payment policies on nurse practitioners’ clinical practice. Medical Care Research and Review

Increasing patient demand following health care reform has led to concerns about provider shortages, particularly in primary care and for Medicaid (MC) patients. Download

Olds, Danielle M. et al. Association of nurse work environment and safety climate on patient mortality: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Nursing 

Our objective for this study was to determine whether hospital safety climate and work environment make comparable or distinct contributions to patient mortality. Download

Brooks-Carthon, Margo J. et al. Increasing research in a safety net setting though an academic clinical partnership. The Journal of Nusing Administration

Safety net settings care for a disproportionate share of low-resource patients often have fewer resources to invest in nursing research. To address this dilemma, an academic-clinical partnership was formed in an effort to increase nursing research capacity at a safety net setting. Download

Lake, Eileen T. et al. Missed nursing care in pediatrics. Hospital Pediatrics

Nurses in inpatient pediatric care settings that care for fewer patients each and practice in a professionally supportive work environment miss care less often, increasing quality of patient care. Download

Aiken, Linda H. et al. Physician age and patient outcomes. theBMJ (In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric)

New research reports a link, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Download

Jarrin, Olga et al. Pathway to better patient care and nurse workforce outcomes in home care. Nursing Outlook. 

Unlike the Magnet Recognition Program, the newer Pathway to Excellence Program designed to improve work environments in a broader range of organizations has not yet been the focus of substantial research. Download

Individual Faculty Publications List

Papers and Awards

A number of the most cited, downloaded and awarded papers on hospital organization, nurse workforce and patient outcomes were written by faculty and fellows from the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research.