Contexts for the study of the economic influence of nursing diagnoses on patient outcomes.

Mary Ann Lavin, Kay Avant, Martha Craft-Rosenberg, T. Heather Herdman, Kristine Gebbie

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PURPOSE: To examine the historical, legal/ organizational, informatics, clinical, economic, and policy contexts underlying economic consequences of nursing diagnoses on patient outcomes. DATA SOURCES: Published literature, online material. DATA SYNTHESIS: Nursing diagnoses influence diagnostic-specific patient outcomes and other outcome variables such as length of hospital stay, morbidity, and mortality. CONCLUSIONS: Examination of the economic ramifications of nursing diagnosis on patient outcomes can be facilitated using standardized language and databases containing nursing-sensitive measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-47
Number of pages9
JournalInternational journal of nursing terminologies and classifications : the official journal of NANDA International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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