Nursing Care Hour Standards Study. Part 1. Section A. Patient Classification System Model Development
Final rept. Apr 1977-Sep 1981
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE STUDIES DIV
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The intent of the study was to develop an improved patient classification system which would provide a better staffing mix based on quantified direct nursing care requirements for critical care, medicalsurgical, obstetric, psychiatric, neonatal, and pediatric inpatient clinical services. The study was conducted in four phases over a period of four years ending in February 1981. Phase One addressed the development of the direct nursing care activities tasking document Phase Two established the minimal essential mean tasking time for each direct nursing care activity in Phase Three nursing activities frequency rate survey provided the documentation of the patients need for direct care and Phase Four addressed the development and testing of a multidimensional factor-evaluation designed patient classification system for critical care, medicalsurgical, obstetric, psychiatric, neonatal, and pediatrics.
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