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J Nurs Care Qual. 2006 Jul-Sep;21(3):210-20; quiz 221-2.

Developing measures of pediatric nursing quality.

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  • 1University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.


Recent research has highlighted the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes. The link to staffing has also been documented for selected conditions. To date, efforts to establish nurse-sensitive measures have focused largely on adults. This article describes the project undertaken to select and pilot 2 pediatric indicators of nursing quality care to be included in an ongoing national benchmarking program.

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