Barbara Mark

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Nurse staffing, mortality, and length of stay in for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals
    Barbara A Mark
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599 7460, USA
    Inquiry 44:167-86. 2007
  2. pmc California's minimum nurse staffing legislation: results from a natural experiment
    Barbara A Mark
    School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Health Serv Res 48:435-54. 2013
  3. pmc Does safety climate moderate the influence of staffing adequacy and work conditions on nurse injuries?
    Barbara A Mark
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    J Safety Res 38:431-46. 2007
  4. pmc Nurse working conditions and nursing unit costs
    Barbara A Mark
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Policy Polit Nurs Pract 10:120-8. 2009
  5. pmc An examination of technical efficiency, quality, and patient safety in acute care nursing units
    Barbara A Mark
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Policy Polit Nurs Pract 10:180-6. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint The impact of HMO penetration on the relationship between nurse staffing and quality
    Barbara A Mark
    School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Health Econ 14:737-53. 2005
  7. doi request reprint California's minimum-nurse-staffing legislation and nurses' wages
    Barbara Mark
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w326-34. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Adjusting for patient acuity in measurement of nurse staffing: two approaches
    Barbara A Mark
    School of Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
    Nurs Res 60:107-14. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint The role of theory in improving patient safety and quality health care
    Barbara A Mark
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carrington Hall CB 7460, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
    Nurs Outlook 52:11-6. 2004
  10. pmc Organizational influences on patient perceptions of symptom management
    Cynthia Thornton Bacon
    School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Res Nurs Health 32:321-34. 2009

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Nurse staffing, mortality, and length of stay in for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals
    Barbara A Mark
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599 7460, USA
    Inquiry 44:167-86. 2007
    ..The differences in mortality and length of stay disappeared, however, after controlling for population and market characteristics...
  2. pmc California's minimum nurse staffing legislation: results from a natural experiment
    Barbara A Mark
    School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Health Serv Res 48:435-54. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Does safety climate moderate the influence of staffing adequacy and work conditions on nurse injuries?
    Barbara A Mark
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    J Safety Res 38:431-46. 2007
    ....
  4. pmc Nurse working conditions and nursing unit costs
    Barbara A Mark
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Policy Polit Nurs Pract 10:120-8. 2009
    ..Patient variables were not significantly related to costs. We suggest a variety of strategies that managers may use to improve working conditions...
  5. pmc An examination of technical efficiency, quality, and patient safety in acute care nursing units
    Barbara A Mark
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Policy Polit Nurs Pract 10:180-6. 2009
    ..The study findings indicate the importance of improving patient safety as a mechanism to simultaneously improve nursing unit efficiency...
  6. ncbi request reprint The impact of HMO penetration on the relationship between nurse staffing and quality
    Barbara A Mark
    School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Health Econ 14:737-53. 2005
    ..We found that there were significant differences in the relationship between nurse staffing and both mortality and length of stay depending upon the level of HMO penetration in the hospital's market...
  7. doi request reprint California's minimum-nurse-staffing legislation and nurses' wages
    Barbara Mark
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w326-34. 2009
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Adjusting for patient acuity in measurement of nurse staffing: two approaches
    Barbara A Mark
    School of Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
    Nurs Res 60:107-14. 2011
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint The role of theory in improving patient safety and quality health care
    Barbara A Mark
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carrington Hall CB 7460, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
    Nurs Outlook 52:11-6. 2004
  10. pmc Organizational influences on patient perceptions of symptom management
    Cynthia Thornton Bacon
    School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Res Nurs Health 32:321-34. 2009
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Testing measurement equivalence in a patient satisfaction instrument
    Barbara A Mark
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    West J Nurs Res 27:772-87. 2005
    ....
  12. pmc Organizational effects on patient satisfaction in hospital medical-surgical units
    Cynthia Thornton Bacon
    School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Nurs Adm 39:220-7. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between hospital context, nursing unit structure, and patient characteristics and patients' satisfaction with nursing care in hospitals...
  13. doi request reprint Use of temporary nurses and nurse and patient safety outcomes in acute care hospital units
    Sung Heui Bae
    School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 35:333-44. 2010
    ..Relatively little attention has been given to use of temporary nurses and its association with both nurse and patients outcomes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Fitting in or standing out: nursing workgroup diversity and unit-level outcomes
    Yun Kyung Chang
    School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
    Nurs Res 55:373-80. 2006
    ..Despite growing diversity in the nursing workforce, there has been limited investigation of the implications of diversity to the performance of nursing workgroups...
  15. doi request reprint Impact of nursing unit turnover on patient outcomes in hospitals
    Sung Heui Bae
    School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14214 3079, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 42:40-9. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to examine how nursing unit turnover affects key workgroup processes and how these processes mediate the impact of nursing turnover on patient outcomes...
  16. doi request reprint Quality and strength of patient safety climate on medical-surgical units
    Linda C Hughes
    Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Nursing, Richmond, VA, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 34:19-28. 2009
    ..Describing the safety climate in hospitals is an important first step in creating work environments where safety is a priority. Yet, little is known about the patient safety climate on medical-surgical units...
  17. pmc Nurse staffing and medication errors: cross-sectional or longitudinal relationships?
    Barbara A Mark
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
    Res Nurs Health 32:18-30. 2009
    ..However, ALT modeling is a promising technique that can promote a deeper understanding of the theoretically complex relationships that may underlie the nurse staffing-medication error relationship...
  18. pmc A longitudinal examination of hospital registered nurse staffing and quality of care
    Barbara A Mark
    School of Nursing, Carrington Hall CB 7460, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:279-300. 2004
    ..To evaluate previous research findings of the relationship between nurse staffing and quality of care by examining the effects of change in registered nurse staffing on change in quality of care...
  19. ncbi request reprint Nurse staffing and adverse events in hospitalized children
    Barbara A Mark
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Policy Polit Nurs Pract 8:83-92. 2007
    ..There was no statistically significant relationship between RN staffing and mortality. More hours of care provided by RNs was associated with improved quality of care for hospitalized pediatric patients...
  20. pmc The effect of minimum nurse staffing legislation on uncompensated care provided by California hospitals
    Kristin L Reiter
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7411, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 68:332-51. 2011
    ..The authors conclude that minimum nurse staffing ratios may lead some hospitals to limit uncompensated care, likely due to increased financial pressure...
  21. doi request reprint Effects of learning climate and registered nurse staffing on medication errors
    Yunkyung Chang
    J Nurs Adm 41:S6-13. 2011
    ..Despite increasing recognition of the significance of learning from errors, little is known about how learning climate contributes to error reduction...
  22. doi request reprint Antecedents of severe and nonsevere medication errors
    Yun Kyung Chang
    School of Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 41:70-8. 2009
    ..To investigate if differences in antecedents of severe and nonsevere medication errors exist...
  23. ncbi request reprint What explains nurses' perceptions of staffing adequacy?
    Barbara A Mark
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7460, USA
    J Nurs Adm 32:234-42. 2002
    ..Much attention is being paid to the adequacy of nurse staffing in acute care hospitals, and much of the information relies on nurses' perceptions about staffing adequacy. Yet, we know little about what influences these perceptions...
  24. ncbi request reprint Professional nursing practice: impact on organizational and patient outcomes
    Barbara A Mark
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing, 27599 7460, USA
    J Nurs Adm 33:224-34. 2003
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint The intersection of nursing and health services research: overview of an agenda setting conference
    Cheryl Bland Jones
    School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carrington Hall CB 7460, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
    Nurs Outlook 53:270-3. 2005
  26. ncbi request reprint The intersection of nursing and health services research: an agenda to guide future research
    Cheryl Bland Jones
    School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carrington Hall CB 7460, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
    Nurs Outlook 53:324-32. 2005
  27. pmc The nurse work environment, job satisfaction and turnover rates in rural and urban nursing units
    Marianne Baernholdt
    School of Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0782, USA
    J Nurs Manag 17:994-1001. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine whether there are differences in hospital characteristics, nursing unit characteristics, the nurse work environment, job satisfaction and turnover rates in rural and urban nursing units...
  28. doi request reprint Nurse staffing and post-surgical complications using the present on admission indicator
    Barbara A Mark
    School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carrington Hall CB7460, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
    Res Nurs Health 33:35-47. 2010
    ..Other explanations include issues with risk adjustment, the lack of nurse level variables in the model, and issues with the POA indicator itself...
  29. doi request reprint Service-linked scholarships, loans, and loan repayment programs for nurses in the southeast
    Samir I Thaker
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Prof Nurs 24:122-30. 2008
    ..Future research should identify and describe these programs for other regions, measure outcomes, and offer recommendations to maximize their effectiveness in alleviating nursing shortages...
  30. ncbi request reprint Methodological issues in nurse staffing research
    Barbara A Mark
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA
    West J Nurs Res 28:694-709. 2006
    ..The issues are the need to build well-developed theory, use valid and reliable databases, appropriate risk-adjustment systems, and address issues of causal inference in nonexperimental research...
  31. ncbi request reprint The contribution of organization theory to nursing health services research
    Stephen S Mick
    Department of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0203, USA
    Nurs Outlook 53:317-23. 2005
    ..Given nurses' deep understanding of the inner workings of health care facilities, we hope to see an increasing number of research programs that tackle these deficiencies...
  32. ncbi request reprint Nurse staffing, quality, and financial performance
    Michael McCue
    Department of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    J Health Care Finance 29:54-76. 2003
    ..Higher levels of non-nurse staffing caused higher operating expenses, as well as lower profits...
  33. pmc Addressing measurement error bias in nurse staffing research
    David W Harless
    Department of Economics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Box 844000, Richmond, VA 23284, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:2006-24. 2006
    ..To assess the extent of measurement error bias due to methods used to allocate nursing staff to the acute care inpatient setting and to recommend estimation methods designed to overcome this bias...

Research Grants13

  1. NURSING STAFFING, FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE & CARE QUALITY
    Barbara Mark; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The project has significant policy relevance in terms of better understanding the impact of managed care on cost-quality tradeoffs in the high-intensity, high- cost acute care hospital. ..
  2. Nurse Staffing, Financial Performance, Quality of Care
    Barbara Mark; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. A Model of Patient and Nursing Administration Outomes
    Barbara Mark; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  4. Nurse Staffing, Financial Performance, Quality of Care
    Barbara Mark; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  5. Nurse Staffing, Financial Performance, Quality of Care
    Barbara Mark; Fiscal Year: 2009
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