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Stress, depression, and intention to leave among nurses in different medical units: Implications for healthcare management/nursing practice


  • Chiang, Yu-Mei
  • Chang, Yuhsuan


The aim of the present study was to compare the levels of stress, depression, and intention to leave among clinical nurses employed in different medical units in relation to their demographic characteristics under the National Health Insurance (NHI) System in Taiwan.

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  • Chiang, Yu-Mei & Chang, Yuhsuan, 2012. "Stress, depression, and intention to leave among nurses in different medical units: Implications for healthcare management/nursing practice," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 108(2), pages 149-157.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:108:y:2012:i:2:p:149-157
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2012.08.027

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    1. Zeytinoglu, Isik Urla & Denton, Margaret & Davies, Sharon & Baumann, Andrea & Blythe, Jennifer & Boos, Linda, 2006. "Retaining nurses in their employing hospitals and in the profession: Effects of job preference, unpaid overtime, importance of earnings and stress," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 79(1), pages 57-72, November.
    2. Hung, Jung-Hua & Chang, Li, 2008. "Has cost containment after the National Health Insurance system been successful: Determinants of Taiwan hospital costs," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 85(3), pages 321-335, March.
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