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Reducing patient mortality in hospitals: the role of human resource management

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Reducing patient mortality in hospitals : the role of human resource management. / West, Michael; Guthrie, James P; Dawson, Jeremy F; Borrill, Carol S ; Carter, Matthew .

In: Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 27, No. 7, 11.2006, p. 983-1002.

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Harvard

West, M, Guthrie, JP, Dawson, JF, Borrill, CS & Carter, M 2006, 'Reducing patient mortality in hospitals: the role of human resource management' Journal of Organizational Behavior, vol 27, no. 7, pp. 983-1002., 10.1002/job.396

APA

West, M., Guthrie, J. P., Dawson, J. F., Borrill, C. S., & Carter, M. (2006). Reducing patient mortality in hospitals: the role of human resource management. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 27(7), 983-1002. 10.1002/job.396

Vancouver

West M, Guthrie JP, Dawson JF, Borrill CS, Carter M. Reducing patient mortality in hospitals: the role of human resource management. Journal of Organizational Behavior. 2006 Nov;27(7):983-1002. Available from: 10.1002/job.396

Author

West, Michael; Guthrie, James P; Dawson, Jeremy F; Borrill, Carol S ; Carter, Matthew / Reducing patient mortality in hospitals : the role of human resource management.

In: Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 27, No. 7, 11.2006, p. 983-1002.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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title = "Reducing patient mortality in hospitals",
author = "Michael West and Guthrie, {James P} and Dawson, {Jeremy F} and Borrill, {Carol S} and Matthew Carter",
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RIS

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A1 - Borrill,Carol S

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AU - Guthrie,James P

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AU - Borrill,Carol S

AU - Carter,Matthew

PY - 2006/11

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N2 - Developing effective health care organizations is increasingly complex as a result of demographic changes, globalization, and developments in medicine. This study examines the potential contribution of organizational behavior theory and research by investigating the relationship between systems of human resource management (HRM) practices and effectiveness of patient care in hospitals. Relatively little research has been conducted to explore these issues in health care settings. In a sample of 52 hospitals in England, we examine the relationship between the HRM system and health care outcome. Specifically, we study the association between high performance HRM policies and practices and standardized patient mortality rates. The research reveals that, after controlling for prior mortality and other potentially confounding factors such as the ratio of doctors to patients, greater use of a complementary set of HRM practices has a statistically and practically significant relationship with patient mortality. The findings suggest that managers and policy makers should focus sharply on improving the functioning of relevant HR management systems in health care organizations as one important means by which to improve patient care.

AB - Developing effective health care organizations is increasingly complex as a result of demographic changes, globalization, and developments in medicine. This study examines the potential contribution of organizational behavior theory and research by investigating the relationship between systems of human resource management (HRM) practices and effectiveness of patient care in hospitals. Relatively little research has been conducted to explore these issues in health care settings. In a sample of 52 hospitals in England, we examine the relationship between the HRM system and health care outcome. Specifically, we study the association between high performance HRM policies and practices and standardized patient mortality rates. The research reveals that, after controlling for prior mortality and other potentially confounding factors such as the ratio of doctors to patients, greater use of a complementary set of HRM practices has a statistically and practically significant relationship with patient mortality. The findings suggest that managers and policy makers should focus sharply on improving the functioning of relevant HR management systems in health care organizations as one important means by which to improve patient care.

KW - Human Resources

KW - HD Industries. Land use. Labor

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