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A Life in the Day     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Accounting Auditing & Accountability J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Accounting Research J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.155, h-index: 2)
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Accounting Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Appreciative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Dual Diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.133, h-index: 2)
Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
African J. of Economic and Management Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Agricultural Finance Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 116, SJR: 0.285, h-index: 13)
American J. of Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.219, h-index: 22)
Arts Marketing : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific J. of Marketing and Logistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asia-Pacific J. of Business Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.167, h-index: 4)
Asian Education and Development Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian J. on Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Asian Review of Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.119, h-index: 2)
Aslib Proceedings     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 249, SJR: 0.64, h-index: 22)
Assembly Automation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.301, h-index: 18)
Baltic J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.279, h-index: 8)
Benchmarking : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.671, h-index: 25)
British Food J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.441, h-index: 20)
Built Environment Project and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Business Process Management J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.7, h-index: 24)
Business Strategy Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.139, h-index: 2)
Campus-Wide Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.292, h-index: 11)
Career Development Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.75, h-index: 19)
China Agricultural Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.315, h-index: 4)
China Finance Review Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Management Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.254, h-index: 6)
Circuit World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.241, h-index: 14)
Clinical Governance: An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.232, h-index: 12)
Collection Building     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.433, h-index: 8)
COMPEL: The Intl. J. for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.244, h-index: 16)
Competitiveness Review : An Intl. Business J. incorporating J. of Global Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Corporate Communications An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.535, h-index: 15)
Corporate Governance Intl. J. of Business in Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.285, h-index: 17)
Critical Perspectives on Intl. Business     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.312, h-index: 9)
Cross Cultural Management An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.434, h-index: 4)
Development and Learning in Organizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.128, h-index: 5)
Direct Marketing An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Disaster Prevention and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.283, h-index: 21)
Drugs and Alcohol Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0, h-index: 1)
Education + Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.338, h-index: 18)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Employee Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.331, h-index: 13)
Engineering Computations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.435, h-index: 30)
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.329, h-index: 18)
Equal Opportunities Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.256, h-index: 2)
Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.128, h-index: 1)
EuroMed J. of Business     Hybrid Journal  
European Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.425, h-index: 13)
European J. of Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.556, h-index: 19)
European J. of Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.811, h-index: 31)
European J. of Training and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.387, h-index: 14)
Evidence-based HRM     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Facilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.323, h-index: 11)
foresight     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.47, h-index: 14)
Gender in Management: An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.294, h-index: 14)
Grey Systems : Theory and Application     Hybrid Journal  
Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.278, h-index: 11)
Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.112, h-index: 2)
History of Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0, h-index: 1)
Housing, Care and Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.187, h-index: 1)
Human Resource Management Intl. Digest     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.105, h-index: 4)
Humanomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Indian Growth and Development Review     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.121, h-index: 1)
Industrial and Commercial Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.184, h-index: 8)
Industrial Lubrication and Tribology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.433, h-index: 14)
Industrial Management & Data Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.979, h-index: 49)
Industrial Robot An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.483, h-index: 21)
Info     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.374, h-index: 14)
Information Management & Computer Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.397, h-index: 25)
Information Technology & People     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 128, SJR: 0.565, h-index: 18)
Interactive Technology and Smart Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Interlending & Document Supply     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 184, SJR: 0.411, h-index: 9)
Internet Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 157, SJR: 0.899, h-index: 40)
Intl. J. for Lesson and Learning Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. for Researcher Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Accounting and Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.125, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Bank Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.716, h-index: 21)
Intl. J. of Climate Change Strategies and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Clothing Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.154, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Commerce and Management     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Conflict Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.459, h-index: 28)
Intl. J. of Contemporary Hospitality Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.795, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Culture Tourism and Hospitality Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Intl. J. of Development Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.337, h-index: 4)
Intl. J. of Educational Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Emergency Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Emerging Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Energy Sector Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.249, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.441, h-index: 16)
Intl. J. of Event and Festival Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)

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Journal Cover International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
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  • Physician Recruitment and Retention in Rural and Underserved Areas
    • Authors: (Dane Lee; Tommy Nichols)
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to identify the challenges of recruiting and retaining rural physicians and to ascertain certain methods that make rural physician recruitment and retention successful. There are studies that suggest "rural roots" is an important factor in recruiting rural physicians, while others look at rural health exposure in medical school curricula, self-actualization, sense of community, and spousal perspectives in the decision to practice rural medicine. Design/methodology/approach - An extensive review of the literature was performed using the databases Academic Search Complete, PubMed, and The Cochrane Collaboration. Key words used in the search were rural, rural health, community hospital(s), healthcare, physicians, recruitment, recruiting, retention, retaining, physician(s), and primary care physician(s). Inclusion criteria included peer-reviewed full-text articles written in the English language, articles published from 1997-present, and articles limited to North America (United States and Canada). Articles from foreign countries were excluded because of the unique differences in their respective healthcare systems. Findings - While there are numerous articles that call for special measures to recruit and retain physicians in rural areas, there is an overall dearth of research. This review has identified several articles that suggest recruitment and retention techniques. There is a need for a research agenda that includes valid, reliable, and rigorous analysis with formulation and implementation of these strategies. Originality/value - Rural Americans are under-represented when it comes to healthcare and what research there is to assist administrators with recruitment and retention is difficult to find. This paper identifies the relevant available research and highlights key strategies.
      PubDate: Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Does process flow make a difference to mortality and cost? An
           observational study
    • Authors: (Kate Silvester; Paul Harriman, Paul Walley, Glen Burley)
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - The authors investigate potential relationships between poor hospital-flow in emergency care, patient mortality and healthcare costs using a patient-flow model.Design/methodology/approach - The researchers used performance data from one UK NHS Trust taken over a three-year period to identify periods where patient flow was compromised. The root causes of these delays in the entire emergency care system were investigated. Event time-lines that disrupted patients flow and patient mortality statistics were compared. Findings - Data showed that patient mortality increases at times when accident and emergency (A&E) department staff were struggling to admit patients. Four delays influenced mortality: (i) sudden volume and mixed admissions; (ii) hospital process delays; (iii) unplanned hospital capacity adjustments and long-term capacity restructuring downstream.Research limitations/implications - This is an observational study that uses process control data to find times when mortality increases coincided with other events. It does not offer linear correlation analysis. However, it captures contextual background to whole system issues that affect patient mortalityPractical implications - Managers must consider cost-decisions and flow across the whole system. Localised, cost-focused decisions can have a detrimental effect on patient care. Attention must also be paid mortality reports as existing data-presentation methods do not allow correlation analysis. Originality/value - Previous studies correlate A&E overcrowding and mortality. This method allows the whole system to be studied and increased mortality root causes to be further understood.
      PubDate: Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Quality indicators for a consultation-liaison psychiatry service
    • Authors: (Rebecca Wood; Anne P Wand)
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - Consultation-liaison psychiatry (CLP) has not yet developed accepted quality indicators to measure efficiency or effectiveness. This study aimed to demonstrate the value of combining objective and subjective quality indicators to assess hospital based CLP service utilisation, efficiency and effectiveness.Design/methodology/approach - The utilisation rate was calculated over the service’s first four years. Patient characteristics and objective quality indicators relating to response timeliness in 2012 were examined. Forty-one staff and 52 consecutive patients completed evaluation surveys to subjectively evaluate aspects of effectiveness.Findings - The utilisation rate increased initially and then slightly declined to 1.03% of all hospital admissions. In 2012, 91.5% were seen on the same referral-day and 99.4% by the next day. The benchmark for urgent referrals was not met (77.4%). Patients rated involvement with the CLP service a positive experience (90%), but were less clear about follow-up plans (68%). Staff believed that the service improved the patients’ hospital course (98%) and was communicated well (93-95%). Only 63% agreed that relevant CLP education was provided and 76% rated follow-up plans as clear.Originality/value - This CLP service was evaluated by measuring utilisation rates, referral response timeliness and consumer feedback. Referral to contact time is a useful objective quality indicator but should be combined with subjective yet standardised measures surveying service recipients (patients and referring staff), in order to be comprehensive and meaningful.
      PubDate: Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Hospital Rounding – EHR's impact
    • Authors: (Chih-Yang Tsai; Paul Pancoast, Molly A Duguid, Charlton Tsai)
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - This study aimed to understand the time spent on various tasks during physician inpatient rounds and to examine the new electronic health record’s (EHR) impact on time distribution.Design/methodology/approach - Trained observers shadowed hospital physicians to record times for various tasks before and after EHR implementation.Findings - Electronic records did not improve efficiency. However, task times were redistributed. Physicians spent more time reviewing patient charts using time saved from miscellaneous work. Research limitations/implications - The study focuses solely on work distribution and the changes it underwent. It does not include quality measures either on patient results or physician satisfaction.Practical implications - As EHR provides rich information and easier access to patient records, it motivates physicians to spend more time reviewing patient charts. Hospital administrators seeking immediate returns on EHR investment, therefore, may be disappointed.Originality/value - Unlike previous work, this study was conducted in a non-teaching hospital, providing a task-time comparison without any educational and team factor influence. The result serves as a benchmark for many community hospital managers seeking to address the same issue.
      PubDate: Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Implementation of patient-focused care: before-after effects
    • Authors: (Bodil Wilde-Larsson; Marianne Inde, Annika Carlson, Gun Nordström, Gerry Larsson, Ingrid Rystedt)
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - To evaluate an organizationally-oriented patient-focused care (PFC) model's effects on care quality and work climate among the health care providers. Design/methodology/approach - The study has a before–after (the implementation of PFC) design. The total sample consisted of 1,474 patients and 458 health care providers from six wards participating before and after the implementation, plus five additional randomly chosen wards, which only participated in the post-assessment.Findings - No pre-post differences were found regarding patients´ care quality perceptions or provider work climate evaluations. Statistically significant improvements were noted regarding care quality evaluations by the providers. Using aggregate-level ward data, multiple regression analyses showed that the combination of high adherence to the PFC principles and a positive work climate evaluation, contributed significantly to the explained variance of the patient care quality ratings.Research limitations/implications - Among the health care providers, questions related to specific PFC aspects during evenings, nights, and weekends had to be dropped because of a low response rate.Practical implications - An important requirement for both practice and research is to tailor the PFC concept to various health and social care contexts.Originality/value - The large-scale before-after PFC model review where data was collected among patients as well as providers using well-established measurement instruments.
      PubDate: Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Saudi Arabian ICU safety culture and nurses’ attitudes
    • Authors: (Abdulrahman Alayed; Helena Lööf, Unn-Britt Johansson)
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - The purpose of this study was to examine the nurses’ attitudes toward safety culture in six intensive care units (ICUs) in Saudi Arabia. Design/methodology/approach - The study is descriptive with a cross-sectional design. Safety Attitude Questionnaire (SAQ) - ICU version was used and 216 questionnaires were completed. Findings - The findings provide a basis for further research on safety culture in Saudi Arabian ICUs. This study showed that the SAQ-ICU could be used to measure safety climate in order to identify areas for improvement according to nurses’ attitudes and perceptions. These findings indicate that safety culture in ICUs is an important issue that hospital management should prioritise. Practical implications - This survey was cross-sectional and participating hospitals were not randomly selected. Thus, the results are not representative of all ICUs in Saudi Arabia. Originality/value - To our knowledge, this is the first study to use the SAQ to examine nurses’ attitudes toward safety culture in Saudi Arabian ICUs. The present findings provide baseline and further details about safety culture of ICUs in Saudi Arabia. The nurses participating in this study represented nine nationalities, indicating the diversity of the nursing workforce. This diversity in nursing staff is expected to continue in the near future. Such a cultural heterogeneity of nurses calls for further studies to examine and evaluate nurse attitudes and values to improve safety culture in ICUs.
      PubDate: Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Health and social care workforce planning and development – an
    • Authors: (Keith Hurst; Deirdre Kelley Patterson)
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - This article discusses the issues relating to getting the right health and social care staff with the right skills in the right place at the right time and at the right price.Design/methodology/approach - Key points arising from several master-classes with health and social care managers, supported by a literature review, generated remarkable insights into health and social care workforce planning and development (WP&D). Findings - Flawed methods and overwhelming data are major barriers to health and social care WP&D. Inefficient and ineffective WP&D policy and practice, therefore, may lead to inappropriate care teams, which in turn lead to sub-optimal and costly health and social care. Increasing health and social care demand and service re-design, as the population grows and ages, and services move from hospital to community, means that workforce planners face several challenges. Issues that drive and restrain their health and social care WP&D efforts are lucid and compelling, which leave planners in no doubt what is expected if they are to succeed and health and social care is to develop. One main barrier they face is that although WP&D definitions and models in the literature are logical, clear and effective, they are imperfect, so planners don’t always have comprehensive tools or data to help them determine the ideal workforce. They face other barriers: first, WP&D can be fragmented and uni-disciplinary when modern health and social care is integrating. Second, recruitment and retention problems can easily stymie planners’ best endeavours because the people that services need (i.e., staff with the right skills), even if they exist, aren’t evenly distributed throughout the country.Practical implications - This article underlines triangulated workforce demand and supply methods (described in the article), which help planners to equalise workloads among disparate groups and isolated practitioners - an important job satisfaction and staff retention issue. Regular and systematic workforce reviews help planners to justify their staffing establishments; it seems vital, therefore, that they have robust methods and supporting data at their fingertips.Originality/value - This article stock-takes the latest health and social care workforce planing and development iisues.
      PubDate: Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Discharge planning in a cardiology out-patient clinic: a clinical audit
    • Authors: (Shirley Ingram; Barkat Khan)
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - To audit the active discharge planning process in a general cardiology clinic, by pre-assessing patients’ medical notes and highlighting those suitable for potential discharge to the clinic physicianDesign/methodology/approach - The Cardiology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) identified patients’ for nine to twelve month return visits one week prior to attendance. The previous consultation letter was accessed and information was documented by the CNS in the medical record. The Key performance indicator (KPI) used was patient discharges for each clinic visit. The process was audited at three separate times to reflect recommended action carried out.Findings - The CNS pre-assessment and presence at the clinics significantly increased total discharges during the first period compared to usual care, 11% vs. 34% (p
      PubDate: Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +010
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