Title

Classifying nursing-sensitive patient outcomes

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-1996

Journal, Book or Conference Title

Image--the journal of nursing scholarship

NLM Title Abbreviation

Image J Nurs Sch

PubMed ID

8987274

Abstract

This report describes research at the University of Iowa College of Nursing to develop a comprehensive classification of nursing-sensitive patient outcomes. The Nursing-Sensitive Outcomes Classification (NOC) completes the nursing process elements of the Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS). We describe resolution of conceptual and methodological problems that define the inductive approach taken to develop the NOC. Strategies used to develop NOC included review of the literature, clinical databases and instruments; concept analysis; and surveys of nurse experts. Examples of outcomes, definitions, and indicators are presented. The NOC provides standardized patient outcomes for determining the effectiveness of nursing interventions and enables inclusion of these data in data sets for healthcare effectiveness research.

Keywords

Adult, Aged, Child, Humans, Infant, Medical Records Systems, Computerized, Nursing Evaluation Research/methods, Nursing Records, Reproducibility of Results, Treatment Outcome, Vocabulary, Controlled

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in Image--the journal of nursing scholarship, 28:4 (1996) pp.295-301.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1081