Analysis of physical function as a measure of nursing home resident outcomes in 10 nursing homes revealed that organizational design variables were important.
Results were consistent with contingency theory, which posits that to maximize performance organizational structure should be adjusted to variations in task difficulty and variability.
This study revealed that better resident outcomes sometimes are achieved in faster-paced nursing homes when employees are less closely supervised and when the basis for job assignment is clear and consistent.
A more hierarchical structure may be effective when workload is heavy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etablissement troisième âge, Qualité vie, Soin, Vieillard, Homme, Capacité fonctionnelle, Qualité, Organisation santé, Organisation travail, Planification, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Long séjour
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Homes for the aged, Quality of life, Care, Elderly, Human, Functional capacity, Quality, Public health organization, Job engineering, Planning, United States, North America, America, Long stay
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