An Evaluative Study of the Navy Medical Department's Patient Classification System and Staffing Allocation System. (The Workload Management System for Nursing)
Final rept. Oct 1983-Sep 1985
NAVAL SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Workload Management System for Nursing WMSN which includes a patient classification system and staffing methodology. The system is currently being used in 36 naval hospitals. In addition, the perceptions of registered nurses regarding the usefulness of the system as a management tool were measured using written questionnaires. The WMSN was tested at six hospitals selected to provide a representative mix of CONUS facilities by size, geographic location, nursing unit configuration, and population served. Additional selection criteria included the availability of up-to-date monthly nurse staffing information and inter-rater reliability testing reports for a minimum of four months.
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