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Title: Structure-process-outcome: a causal model for quality in nursing homes
Authors: Sainfort, François 
Ferreira, Pedro Lopes 
Issue Date: 1990
Citation: Second Annual «Quest for Quality & Productivity in Health Services» Conference Proceedings. Chicago: Society for Health Systems, 1990: 262-7.
Abstract: In this paper, we explore the correlation structure between some indicators of quality in nursing homes. These indicators include Structure (Staff and Faculty), Process (Social Care, Medical Care, and Resident involvement), and Outcome indicators (Medical Outcome, Social Outcome, and Organizational Performance). Using path analysis, a causal model is also hypothesized and empirically tested based on these indicators and on data collected for 104 nursing homes in Wisconsin. This causal model constitutes a basis for formulating quality improvement strategies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/9953
Rights: openAccess
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