Quality of healthcare is measurable and nurses in all settings are increasingly being expected to actively participate in identifying and measuring patient outcomes.
To do so requires an understanding of the tools and processes currently being used to measure the quality of healthcare in this country.
This article provides an overview of current efforts in the healthcare field to develop a shared outcome language and standardized national quality indicators.
The challenges professional nurses face in identifying and measuring nursing-sensitive patient outcomes and the responsibility to use that data to shape nursing practice are emphasized.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin, Assurance qualité, Infirmier, Pratique professionnelle, Evaluation, Indicateur, Qualité, Homme, Epidémiologie, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Care, Quality assurance, Nurse, Professional practice, Evaluation, Indicator, Quality, Human, Epidemiology, Health staff
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0432042
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 22/03/2000.