Statistical analysis of the nursing minimum data set for The Netherlands.
ABSTRACT The purpose of this overview is to examine and illustrate the feasible options for the statistical analysis of nursing minimum data sets (NMDSs). After explaining the need for these data collections, examples from different countries are discussed and examples of the methods used for statistical analysis are summarized. Distinct purposes for information uses and for the presentation of information requires different approaches for data collection and statistical analysis. The feasible options for the nursing minimum data set for the Netherlands (NMDSN) have been described to illustrate the different methods available. Six studies are discussed, illustrating their goals, data collection methods, data analysis, and results. These studies include visualizing nursing care by means of frequencies of nursing diagnoses and interventions, RIDIT (relative to an identified distribution) analysis, fingerprints, and graphs from multidimensional scaling techniques. In addition, using data sets for workload measurement and testing of instruments is presented. The overview ends with general recommendations for data collection and analysis of NMDSs.
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ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe and evaluate whether nurses have documented patient care in compliance with the national nursing documentation model in electronic health records, which means the use of the nursing process and the use of standardized terminology in different phases of the nursing process. METHODS: The data were collected from a central hospital in 2003-2006. The data consist of the electronic nursing care plans of 67 neurological patients and 422 surgical patients. The data were analyzed using statistical methods and content analysis. RESULTS: Standardized electronic nursing documentation is based on the nursing process, although the use of the nursing process varies across patients. There is a lack of progress notes relating to needs assessment, the identification of nursing diagnoses and care aims, and the nursing interventions planned in the documentation. The standardized terminology is used in the documentation but inconsistencies emerge in the use of the different classifications. CONCLUSION: The national model for electronic nursing documentation is suitable for the documentation of patient care in nursing care plans. However, health care professionals need further training in documenting patient care according to the nursing process, and in using the terminology in order to increase patient safety and improve documentation.International Journal of Medical Informatics 05/2010; · 2.06 Impact Factor
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