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J Nurs Care Qual. 2006 Oct-Dec;21(4):306-13; quiz 314-5.

Missed nursing care: a qualitative study.

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School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.


The purpose of this study was to determine nursing care regularly missed on medical-surgical units and reasons for missed care. Nine elements of regularly missed nursing care (ambulation, turning, delayed or missed feedings, patient teaching, discharge planning, emotional support, hygiene, intake and output documentation, and surveillance) and 7 themes relative to the reasons for missing this care were reported by nursing staff.

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