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dc.contributor.authorLong, Mark C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGoldfarb, Marsha G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGoldfarb, Robert S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-16T00:33:09Z
dc.date.available2009-12-16T00:33:09Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationMark C. Long, Marsha G. Goldfarb, and Robert S. Goldfarb (2008) "Explanations for Persistent Nursing Shortages," Forum for Health Economics and Policy: Vol. 11: Iss. 2 (Health Economics), Article 10.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.bepress.com/fhep/11/2/10en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/15547
dc.description.abstractThis paper contributes to the economics literature on nursing market shortages by putting forward two new models that suggest three new explanations for perceived nursing shortages. The first model focuses on hospitals hiring both permanent staff nurses and temporary contract nurses. It shows that hiring both classes of nurses can represent optimizing behavior, and that an interesting kind of perceived nursing shortage results from this dual hiring. The second model posits two classes of hospitals, "premier" and "funds-constrained," and generates two distinct kinds of nursing shortages: economic shortages, involving unfilled, budgeted positions, and "noneconomic" professional standards shortages. We believe that the perceived existence of professional standards shortages may be a significant explanation for the widespread impression of persistent shortages.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleExplanations for Persistent Nursing Shortagesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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