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Penn Nursing highlights a new repeated cross-sectional study published in Nursing Outlook co-authored by Research Associates Linda H. Aiken, Matthew D. McHugh and Karen Lasater which determines that hospital nurse understaffing and poor hospital work environments that predated the Covid-19 pandemic largely explain the disruptions in nursing care seen during the pandemic and continuing today.
"Better Staffed Hospitals Before Pandemic Had Better Outcomes During It," Penn Nursing.
Aiken LH, Sloane DM, McHugh MD, Pogue CA, Lasater KB "A repeated cross-sectional study of nurses immediately before and during the Covid-19 pandemic: Implications for action" Nursing Outlook, December 07, 2022.
Penn LDI highligts a recent research article published in JAMA Surgery co-authored by Research Associates Mark D. Neuman and Matthew D. McHugh which investigated whether Black patients and White patients receive surgical consultations at the same rate.
"Why Do Black Patients Receive Fewer Emergency Surgical Consultations than White Patients?," Penn LDI Blog Post, J F Wilson, November 28, 2022.
Roberts SE, Rosen CB, Keele LJ, Neuman MD, McHugh MD et al. "Rates of Surgical Consultations After Emergency Department Admission in Black and White Medicare Patients." JAMA Surg. 2022;157(12):1097–1104
Matthew D. McHugh and Linda H. Aiken (PSC/PARC Research Associates) were quoted in a Vox article titled "The way the US pays for nurses is broken." They highlighted the important behind-the-scenes work that nurses do, and how the quality of care in a hospital relates to the number of nurses employed there.
Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research
Faculty Director, Nursing and Health Care Managment Coordinated Dual Degree Program
Independence Chair for Nursing Education
Professor of Nursing
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2006
Ph.D., Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 2004