Lynn Unruh

Summary

Affiliation: University of Central Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Nurse staffing and patient, nurse, and financial outcomes
    Lynn Unruh
    Department of Health Professions, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
    Am J Nurs 108:62-71; quiz 72. 2008
  2. doi Nurse staffing and patient safety in hospitals: new variable and longitudinal approaches
    Lynn Y Unruh
    Health Services Administration, Department of Health Management and Informatics, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816 2205, USA
    Nurs Res 61:3-12. 2012
  3. ncbi Nurse absenteeism and workload: negative effect on restraint use, incident reports and mortality
    Lynn Unruh
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
    J Adv Nurs 60:673-81. 2007
  4. doi The business case for transforming care at the bedside among the "TCAB 10" and lessons learned
    Lynn Unruh
    Department of Health Management and Informatics, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
    Nurs Adm Q 35:97-109. 2011
  5. doi Newly licensed registered nurses' perceptions of job difficulties, demands and control: individual and organizational predictors
    Lynn Y Unruh
    Department of Health Management and Informatics, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
    J Nurs Manag 19:572-84. 2011
  6. ncbi Managed care and patient safety: risks and opportunities
    Lynn Unruh
    Health Services Administration Program, Department of Health Professions, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816 2205, USA
    Health Care Manag (Frederick) 24:245-56. 2005
  7. ncbi Employment conditions at the bedside: a cause of and solution to the RN shortage
    Lynn Y Unruh
    Department of Health Professions, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, 210L HPA2, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
    J Nurs Adm 35:11-4. 2005
  8. ncbi A systems framework for evaluating nursing care quality in nursing homes
    Lynn Unruh
    Health Services Administration, Department of Health Professions, College of Health and Public Affairs, HPA 2, Room 210 L, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816 2200, USA
    J Med Syst 28:197-214. 2004
  9. ncbi Improving nurse staffing measures: discharge day measurement in "adjusted patient days of care"
    Lynn Y Unruh
    Department of Health Professions, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
    Inquiry 40:295-304. 2003
  10. ncbi The effect of LPN reductions on RN patient load
    Lynn Unruh
    Department of Health Professionals, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, 32816 2200, USA
    J Nurs Adm 33:201-8. 2003

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. ncbi Nurse staffing and patient, nurse, and financial outcomes
    Lynn Unruh
    Department of Health Professions, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
    Am J Nurs 108:62-71; quiz 72. 2008
    ..The evidence shows that adequate staffing and balanced workloads are central to achieving good outcomes, and the author offers recommendations for ensuring appropriate nurse staffing and for further research...
  2. doi Nurse staffing and patient safety in hospitals: new variable and longitudinal approaches
    Lynn Y Unruh
    Health Services Administration, Department of Health Management and Informatics, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816 2205, USA
    Nurs Res 61:3-12. 2012
    ..However, inconsistent results exist, possibly because of the use of a variety of nurse staffing and patient outcomes measures and because of statistical methods that employ static, instead of change, relationships...
  3. ncbi Nurse absenteeism and workload: negative effect on restraint use, incident reports and mortality
    Lynn Unruh
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
    J Adv Nurs 60:673-81. 2007
    ..This paper is a report of a study to assess the impact of nurse absenteeism on the quality of patient care...
  4. doi The business case for transforming care at the bedside among the "TCAB 10" and lessons learned
    Lynn Unruh
    Department of Health Management and Informatics, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
    Nurs Adm Q 35:97-109. 2011
    ..Financial benefits calculated from these outcomes were $847 861 per unit from 2004 to 2007. Estimates of costs of TCAB averaged $222 258 per unit. The net benefit per unit was $625 603...
  5. doi Newly licensed registered nurses' perceptions of job difficulties, demands and control: individual and organizational predictors
    Lynn Y Unruh
    Department of Health Management and Informatics, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
    J Nurs Manag 19:572-84. 2011
    ..To determine predictors of newly licensed registered nurses' perceptions of job difficulties, job demands and job control...
  6. ncbi Managed care and patient safety: risks and opportunities
    Lynn Unruh
    Health Services Administration Program, Department of Health Professions, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816 2205, USA
    Health Care Manag (Frederick) 24:245-56. 2005
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  7. ncbi Employment conditions at the bedside: a cause of and solution to the RN shortage
    Lynn Y Unruh
    Department of Health Professions, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, 210L HPA2, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
    J Nurs Adm 35:11-4. 2005
  8. ncbi A systems framework for evaluating nursing care quality in nursing homes
    Lynn Unruh
    Health Services Administration, Department of Health Professions, College of Health and Public Affairs, HPA 2, Room 210 L, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816 2200, USA
    J Med Syst 28:197-214. 2004
    ..The framework is matched with a discussion of multilevel structural equation analysis for statistical application. Future research should expand the framework to include non-nursing components of quality...
  9. ncbi Improving nurse staffing measures: discharge day measurement in "adjusted patient days of care"
    Lynn Y Unruh
    Department of Health Professions, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
    Inquiry 40:295-304. 2003
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  10. ncbi The effect of LPN reductions on RN patient load
    Lynn Unruh
    Department of Health Professionals, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, 32816 2200, USA
    J Nurs Adm 33:201-8. 2003
    ..This study explores the effect of licensed practical nurse (LPN) reductions on registered nurse (RN) staffing...
  11. ncbi Licensed nurse staffing and adverse events in hospitals
    Lynn Unruh
    Department of Health Professionals, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, 32816 2200, USA
    Med Care 41:142-52. 2003
    ..To examine the changes in licensed nursing staff in Pennsylvania hospitals from 1991 to 1997, and to assess the relationship of licensed nursing staff with patient adverse events in hospitals...
  12. ncbi Trends in adverse events in hospitalized patients
    Lynn Unruh
    University of Central Florida in Orlando, USA
    J Healthc Qual 24:4-10; quiz 10, 18. 2002
    ..More than one-half of these adverse events increased during this time. It is important to identify the causes and correct trends in hospital systems that may produce an increase in preventable adverse events...
  13. doi Can state databases be used to develop a national, standardized hospital nurse staffing database?
    Lynn Unruh
    University of Central Florida, USA
    West J Nurs Res 31:66-88. 2009
    ..This mixed approach will provide a comprehensive source of nurse staffing data to researchers with diverse analytic needs...
  14. ncbi Minimum nurse staffing ratios for nursing homes
    Ning Jackie Zhang
    Doctoral Program in Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
    Nurs Econ 24:78-85, 93, 55. 2006
    ..These results suggest that efficiency-oriented minimum nurse staffing points exist, and could be used to inform policymakers and nursing home administrators on better resource allocation and health care delivery...
  15. ncbi Predictors of resident outcome improvement in nursing homes
    Thomas T H Wan
    University of Central Florida, USA
    West J Nurs Res 28:974-93. 2006
    ..The improved quality in resident outcomes was associated with facilities having fewer nursing care deficiency citations than their counterparts...
  16. doi Changes in nursing home staffing levels, 1997 to 2007
    Binyam K Seblega
    University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32826, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 67:232-46. 2010
    ..On the other hand, more nursing homes have decreased-rather than increased-RN hours per resident day and skill mix during the same time period...
  17. pmc Has the Medicare prospective payment system led to increased nursing home efficiency?
    Ning Jackie Zhang
    Doctoral Program in Public Affairs, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1043-61. 2008
    ..To assess the impact of recent Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) changes on efficiency in skilled nursing homes...
  18. ncbi Nursing staff reductions in Pennsylvania hospitals: exploring the discrepancy between perceptions and data
    Lynn Unruh
    University of Central Florida, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 59:197-214; discussion 215-22. 2002
    ..Overall, the findings support perceptions of a decline in licensed nurse staffing. Policy implications are discussed...
  19. doi Electronic fall surveillance system model
    Thomas Falen
    Department of Health Management and Informatics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA
    Health Care Manag (Frederick) 30:342-51. 2011
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  20. doi Should I stay or should I go? Career change and labor force separation among registered nurses in the U.S
    Jennifer G Nooney
    University of Central Florida, Florida Center for Nursing, 12424 Research Parkway, Ste 220, Orlando, FL 32826, USA
    Soc Sci Med 70:1874-81. 2010
    ..Having an Advanced Practice credential reduced the hazards of attrition for both exit paths. The results suggest a fruitful path for future research and a number of policy approaches to curbing nurse workforce attrition...
  21. doi The effect of work environment on intent to leave the nursing profession: a case study of bedside registered nurses in rural Florida
    Kendall H Cortelyou-Ward
    Health Management and Informatics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816 2205, USA
    Health Serv Manage Res 23:185-92. 2010
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  22. ncbi Determinants of the use of health plan information in formulating health plan selection decisions
    Dawn Oetjen
    Department of Health Professions, College of Health and Public Affairs, HPA 2, Room 214, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
    Health Mark Q 20:55-79. 2003
    ..Younger and more-educated employees were more likely to access web-based information. Implications for management, policy, and future research are discussed...
  23. pmc Patient turnover and nursing staff adequacy
    Lynn Y Unruh
    Department of Health Professions College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:599-612. 2006
    ..To assess the relative validity of patient turnover adjustments and the difference in nurse staffing using measures that adjust for patient turnover and severity versus those that do not...
  24. doi Health information technology adoption in u.s. Acute care hospitals
    Ning Jackie Zhang
    Doctoral Program in Public Affairs and Department of Health Management and Informatics, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 32816, USA
    J Med Syst 37:9907. 2013
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  25. doi The importance and challenge of paying for quality nursing care
    Lynn Y Unruh
    Policy Polit Nurs Pract 9:68-72. 2008
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  26. ncbi Projections and trends in RN supply: what do they tell us about the nursing shortage?
    Lynn Y Unruh
    Department of Health Professions at the University of Central Florida, USA
    Policy Polit Nurs Pract 6:171-82. 2005
    ..Policy implications to address these trends include regulatory/legislative and incentive approaches aimed at improving education and employment...