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Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)
The value-based purchase requirement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act puts pressure on hospital leaders to control cost while improving quality of care. The resource dependency theory was the theoretical framework for this correlational study. Archival data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services collected from 166 acute care urban hospitals for the Fiscal Year 2016. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to determine the relationship between nursing salaries per patient day, cost of uncompensated care as a percentage of net patient revenue, percentage of net income from patient services, and overall patient satisfaction for quality of care received. The multiple regression analysis results indicated the model as a whole to significantly predict overall patient satisfaction for quality of care for the Fiscal Year 2016, F (3,162) = 13.788, p = .000, and R2 = .203. In the final model, all 3 independent variables significantly predicted overall patient satisfaction for quality of care. Nursing salaries per patient day and percentage of net income from patient services were significant positive predictors of overall patient satisfaction for quality of care. Nursing salaries per patient day (ï¿½ = .366, t = 5.120, p = .000) accounted for a higher contribution to the model than percentage of net income from patient services (ï¿½ = .169, t = 2.374, p = .019). The cost of uncompensated care as a percentage of net patient revenue displayed a significant negative relationship with overall patient satisfaction for quality of care (ï¿½ = .176, t = 2.458, p = .015). The implications of this study for positive social change include the potential to enhance the quality of care for patients while maintaining local hospitals' financial viability.
Glover, Gloria, "Relationships Between Nursing Resources, Uncompensated Care, Hospital Profitability, and Quality of Care" (2019). Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies. 7142.