PhD Student awarded AHRQ Dissertation Honor

Pamela de Cordova, one of the Center for Health Policy’s affiliated PhD candidates, has been awarded an AHRQ dissertation award (R36HS018216) entitled Off-Shift Nursing and Quality Patient Outcomes. Guided by the theory of human capital, this dissertation research project examines the effect of off-shifts (i.e., nights, weekends, and holidays) on nursing-sensitive patient outcomes. Because hospital care is 24 hour/7 day a week service, it is important to understand the impact of the delivery of care on off-shifts and patient safety in acute care hospitals. The study builds on concurrent interdisciplinary research that examines nursing sensitive patient outcomes with the goal of promoting patient safety.

Posted: 09/29/2009


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