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Flowchart showing the conceptual framework for this project. The flowchart is structured as follows:
First Column: Covariates
Text Box 1: Patient Characteristics
- Severity of illness
There is an arrow pointing down to another text box labeled: Structures of Care
- Hospital Size
- Teaching Status
- ICU Type
- Nursing Case mix
Both of these text boxes lead to a second column with two additional text boxes.
Second Column: Independent Variables
Text Box 1: Administrative Processes: Nurse Working Conditions
- Organizational Climate
There is a line to the second text box below the first one.
Text Box 2: Structures of Care
- Profit Margin
- Magnet Status
Both of these two text boxes have arrows pointing to a third text box in the third column.
Third Column: Dependent Variables
Text Box: Patient Outcomes
- Decubitus Ulcer
- 30-Day Mortality
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