The contribution of work environment to nurses' assessments of the quality of patient care

Rein Lepnurm, Roy Dobson, Lynnette Stamler, David Persaud, David Keegan, Brian Brownbridge

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The quality of patient care was found to be significantly correlated with work environment measures in a quasi-experimental study in the Saskatoon Health Region. Since first line supervisors face multiple pressures in organizing the work of their units, they need to be supported by senior leadership for continuity in instilling a common purpose and shared values to the patient care staff. The role of supervision and leadership is crucial in strategically managing the human, financial and technical resources in our healthcare system, especially when such resources are likely to remain limited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-79
Number of pages10
JournalHealthcare Management Forum
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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