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J Nurs Adm. 2000 Jul-Aug;30(7-8):364-72.

Developing a nursing management practice atlas: Part 1, Methodological approaches to ensure data consistency.

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Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Challenges associated with the use of secondary data sources for benchmarking in nursing administration research are identified. A methodological approach for ensuring data consistency is presented in part one of this two-part series. Part two (September 2000) will provide an analysis of the nursing management data, based on a set of nursing and financial resource benchmarking variables identified by the senior nurse executives of these sites. Initial findings show evidence of data consistency across similar hospitals.

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