Strategic and clinical quality indicators in surgical nursing care
1998 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
The general aim of this study was to identify strategic and clinical quality indicators in surgical nursing care. The methods used were a literature review, focus group interviews and a survey with a questionnaire.
In the literature the most frequently found definition of a clinical indicator was "a quantitative measure that can be used as a guide to monitor and evaluate the quality of important patient care and support activities". To uncover clinical nurses' perceptions of important aspects of surgical nursing care, four focus group interviews were undertaken. A tentative model with two dimensions and fifteen categories emerged from the data analysis. This model was used as a base for designing items to be effective as strategic and clinical quality indicators in postoperative pain management. A questionnaire to 233 clinical nurses was compiled to establish the usefulness and relevance of the items designed. Generally, all the items had high scores as being essential, realistic to carry out, and possible for nurses to influence. The tentative model was found useful for designing items that might be effective as strategic and clinical quality indicators in postoperative pain management.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University , 1998. , 38 p.
Linköping Studies in Health Sciences. Thesis, ISSN 1100-6013 ; 34
, Omvårdnadsforskning vid Hälsouniversitetet i Linköping, 10
quality assurance, health care, quality indicators, nursing care, focus groups, pain, postoperative
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-28342Local ID: 13476ISBN: 91-7219-074-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-28342DiVA: diva2:249147
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