A Comparison of Nurses' Activities Under Two Models of Administration
Master's thesis Jul 1985-Jul 1986
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
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This study was conducted to determine if there is a difference in time in direct and indirect patient care for registered nurses in a unit managed model and a nurse managed model. The time spent in direct and indirect patient care was observed through a work sampling technique for two matched wards working under the two systems. There was no significant difference between models on direct patient care time. A significantly greater amount of time was spent on indirect patient care under the nurse managed model. The author cautioned against the ability to generalize from these findings. Particular attention was drawn to the possibility that portions of the administrative duties were accomplished during off duty time and non-professional administrative assistance may not be standard across wards. Keywords Military medicine Naval hospitals Workload management system Health administration Theses.
- Administration and Management
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Medicine and Medical Research