Section one, a special research forum on management issues in nursing, examines the causes of the nursing shortage and its impact on performance, as well as how wage increases, staffing increases, empowerment, and organizational design might address and alleviate some of the root causes for this problem. Section two focuses on how health care costs can be lowered and the quality of care can be improved through better clinical and technological management, exploring population health management, patient-centered care management, and the impact of regulations on medical innovations. Section three addresses how health service organizations can improve their performance, and includes a field study of managers' capabilities and hospital success, a critical review of academic health centers, a theoretical model of post-bankruptcy organization performance, and a secondary data analysis that supports a new organizational typology for managing stakeholders.
List of contributors. Review board members. Reviewers. Advances in health care management: overview (G.T. Savage et al.). Special Research Forum on Management Issues in Nursing. Nurse staffing and nursing performance: a review and synthesis of the largely unexplored relationship (L.Y. Unruh, M.D. Fottler). The benefits of staffing and paying more: the effects of staffing levels and wage practices for registered nurses on hospitals' average lengths of stay (M.P. Brown et al.). The impact of workplace empowerment, organizational trust on staff nurses' work satisfaction and organizational commitment (H.K. Spence Laschinger et al.). Managing routine exceptions: a model of nurse problem solving behavior (A. Tucker, A.C. Edmondson). Clinical and Technological Issues in Health Care Management. Population health management in theory and practice (A. Scheck Mcalearney). Emotions, the neglected side of patient-centered health care management: the case of emergency department patients waiting to see a physician (L. Dube et al.). Innovation in medical devices and medical electronics: are European regulations and practices shifting innovation to Europe? (D.F. Robinson). Organizational and Strategic Issues in Health Care Management. Managers' perceptions of hospital capabilities: a theoretical and empirical study (A. Wilcox King, C.P. Zeithaml). Management of academic health centers: the past, present, and future (S. Topping, D. Malvey). A strategic change/organizational ecology based theory of post-bankruptcy performance in healthcare firms (D.D. Dawley et al.). From stakeholder management strategies to strategic styles: serendipitous research on organizational configurations (J.D. Blair et al.).