FeaturesNurse Staffing Patterns and Quality of Care in Nursing HomesWeech-Maldonado, Robert; Meret-Hanke, Louise; Neff, Maria C.; Mor, VinceAuthor Information Robert Weech-Maldonado, MBA, PhD, is Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. E-mail: [email protected] Louise Meret-Hanke, MA, MOD, is Doctoral Candidate, Department of Health Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. E-mail: [email protected] Maria C. Neff, MS, is a Health Insurance Specialist, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Chicago, IL. E-mail: [email protected] Vince Mor, PhD, is Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health, and Faculty Associate, Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, Providence, RI. E-mail: [email protected] Health Care Management Review: April 2004 - Volume 29 - Issue 2 - p 107-116 Buy Abstract Using the structure-process-outcome framework and the resource-based view of the firm, this study considers both direct and indirect effects of registered nurse staffing patterns on the quality of patient care outcomes. Consistent with theory, registered nurse staffing patterns were found to affect quality of patient care both directly and indirectly through their positive effect on the processes of delivering care. © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.