Accession Number:

ADA237616

Title:

A Study to Measure Nursing Activity and Productivity to Identify Potential Benefits in Preparation for the Implementation of Hospital Information Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 88-Jul 89,

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

186.0

Abstract:

This paper examines the potential for increasing nursing productivity through the reduction of indirect care time. To that end, the current percentage of indirect care time is measured using the methodology developed by Misener in 1983. The amount of direct care time, unavailable for care time and slack time is also measured and compared to the results of the Misener study. Additionally staffing on two intensive care units was examined and compared to the staffing models used by four other hospitals.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE