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Physical and emotional patient safety. A different look at nursing-sensitive outcomes.

Outcomes management for nursing practice 4(4):159-65; quiz 165-6.
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ABSTRACT Data on nursing-sensitive outcomes, beyond traditional isolated indicators such as pressure ulcers, are often unavailable for nurses to evaluate the overall quality of their care. This article describes a quality improvement effort to provide nurses with both a positive and a negative patient outcomes score. The approach can make visible the often invisible role of nurses in the growing field of patient safety.

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