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Outcomes Manag. 2004 Jan-Mar;8(1):13-8.

Nurses' integration of outcomes assessment data into practice.

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Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. lisa.cranley@utoronto.ca

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to provide initial insight from rational and phenomenologic theoretical perspectives into how nurses integrate baseline and follow-up outcomes assessment data into practice to inform their clinical decision-making. Preliminary findings from 29 nurse interviews indicate that some nurses use outcomes assessment data for evaluating their interventions and for decisions concerning initial and/or discharge planning. Nurses' perceived usefulness of outcomes data was based on task complexity and nurses' level of expertise.

PMID:
14740579
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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