Jiang HJ, Lockee C, Fraser I. Enhancing board oversight on quality of hospital care: An agency theory perspective. Health Care Management Review. 2012 Apr-Jun;37(2):144-153.
This study aimed to provide an update to prior research by exploring the role and practices of governing boards in quality oversight through the lens of agency theory and comparing hospital quality performance in relation to the adoption of those practices. The authors find that there is a growing statistically significant evidence base that board practices are impacting outcomes.