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Database Projects

Current Projects

Investigating the historical trends of Nurse Practitioners in Ontario

The purpose of this project is to investigate the historical trends of Nurse Practitioners (NP) in Ontario to better understand the NP workforce.

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Completed Projects

Employment trends for Nurse Practitioners in Ontario

With a current shortage of health care providers in Ontario, integrating Nurse Practitioners (NPs) into health care settings has been beneficial. It is important to identify employment trends to develop an understanding of retention of NPs in Ontario.

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Nurses’ perceptions of the practice and professional work environment in the home care setting

Work environments that promote effective nursing practice can impact patient as well as organizational outcomes. Improving our knowledge and understanding of home care nurse perceptions and evaluations of work environment will help inform the development of effective strategies.

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Describing the occupational safety risks commonly experienced by nurses providing care in patient homes

The purpose of this project is to explore different occupational hazards faced by visiting home care nurses in Ontairo.

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Factors influencing Ontario post-acute home care client outcomes: Client characteristics and structures of care

Growing utilization of post-acute home care (PAHC) services is taking place in Ontario. The purpose of this study is to begin to fill knowledge gaps around the impact of home care on PAHC client outcomes.

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Saari, M. & Patterson, E. (October 17, 2014). Structures of Post-Acute Home Care Service Delivery and Extended Home Care Length of Stay Among Ontario Seniors. Canadian Association on Gerontology Conference 2014. Toronto, ON.

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Examining variations in intensity of home care service use for Ontario post-acute home care clients

Health care services are increasingly provided to clients in their homes rather than institutions such as hospitals and long term care facilities. Understanding how access to home care services varies will highlight sources of variation and inform the development of targeted strategies.

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Patterson, E. & Saari, M. (May 13, 2014). Examining Variation in Access to Post-Acute Home Care Services. Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy Research Conference 2014. Toronto, ON.

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Investigating differences in nurse work group relationships across sectors

The quality of nurse work group relationships has been found to impact nurse intention to remain employed. This study describes nurse work group relationships in acute care and home care settings.

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