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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3182a813f3
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Using High-Performance Work Practices in Health Care Organizations: A Perspective for Nursing

McAlearney, Ann Scheck ScD, MS; Robbins, Julie PhD, MHA

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Abstract

Studies suggest that the use of high-performance work practices (HPWPs) may help improve quality in health care. We interviewed 67 administrators and clinicians across 5 health care organizations and found that the use of HPWPs was valued and salient for nurses. Communication appeared particularly important to facilitate HPWP use. Enhancing our understanding of HPWP use may help improve the work environment for nurses while also increasing care quality.

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