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Established in 1989 as one of the first centers to scale up rigorous research on the impact of nursing on patient outcomes, the Center uses evidence to inform policy and produces the next generation of scientists.

Largest International Effort to Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing of Health Professionals and Patient Safety

The four-year Magnet4Europe project involves hundreds of hospitals in the U.S. and Europe.Magnet4Europe, a 4 million Euro project funded by the European Commission, is the largest international implementation science project ever attempted to fundamentally change hospital work environments to improve clinician and patient wellbeing. Today the BMJ Open scientific journal published the scientific protocol for Magnet4Europe establishing its scientific and clinical significance. The project, involving a randomized trial in 130 hospitals in 7 countries, has prevailed over the pandemic. The grant supports the international partnership of some of the world’s leading Universities led by KU Leuven, Belgium and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, USA. More

The National Institute of Nursing Research gives CHOPR the go ahead to extend our study on health equity and patient outcomes.

The four-year $3.3m multilevel panel study will significantly expand the work which began nearly 30 years ago. In this competitive continuation, we will conduct surveys twice in seven states in the US. Our aim is to not just understand the benefits of organizational change for patient outcomes, but to understand how to target organizational change via interventions that can have a transformative impact on health equity, nurse wellbeing, and patient outcomes. 

New Publications

  • Journal of Clinical Nursing
    Access to post‐acute care services reduces emergency department utilisation among individuals insured by Medicaid: An observational study. AUTHORS: heather Brom, Colleen A. POGUE (…),
    j. MARGO Brooks Carthon
  • Nursing Research
    Racial disparities in stroke readmissions reduced in hospitals with better nurse staffing.
    AUTHORS: J. Margo brooks Carthon, heather Brom H, matthew M. McHugh, et al.
  • BMJ Open
    Hospital nurse staffing and sepsis protocol compliance and outcomes among patients with sepsis in the USA: a multistate cross-sectional analysis. AUTHORS: Andrew M. Dierkes, linda H. Aiken,
    Douglas Sloane, et al. 
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
    Care processes and racial/ethnic differences in family reports of end‐of‐life care among Veterans: A mediation analysis. authors: ANN Kutney‐Lee,  (…), J. margo Brooks Carthon
  • Journal of Nurse Management
    The association between hospital nursing resource profiles and nurse and patient outcomes. AUTHORS: eileen t. Lake ET, kathryn A, Riman, CS Lee.

Dr. Margo Brooks Carthon is co-editor of a special issue in RINAH.

The issue on “Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)” brings together studies that illuminate avoidable differences in health between different groups of people. These widespread differences are the result of unfair systems that negatively affect people’s living conditions, access to healthcare, and overall health status. Co-editors Drs. Bridget Brawner, Margo Brooks Carthon and Adriana Perez; and journal editor Dr. Eileen Lake hope that readers will be inspired to integrate the information presented into their own clinical practices and research. More

CHOPR Investigators have four major papers published on Sepsis.

The papers all show that better sepsis outcomes would have been achieved by hospitals employing more nurses and by states passing minimum required nurse staffing than policies requiring implementation of a bundle of services which often were not delivered because there weren’t enough nurses.