Nurses' accountability for stroke quality of care: part one: Review of the literature on nursing-sensitive patient outcomes

Green, Theresa, Kelloway, Linda, Davies-Schninkel, Corrine, Hill, Michael, & Lindsay, M. Patrice (2011) Nurses' accountability for stroke quality of care: part one: Review of the literature on nursing-sensitive patient outcomes. Canadian Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 33(3), pp. 13-23.


Over the past decade, an exciting area of research has emerged that demonstrates strong links between specific nursing care activities and patient outcomes. This body of research has resulted in the identification of a set of "nursing-sensitive outcomes"(NSOs). These NSOs may be interpreted with more meaning when they are linked to evidence-based best practice guidelines, which provide a structured means of ensuring care is consistent among all health care team members, across geographic locations, and across care settings. Uptake of evidence-based best practices at the point of care has been shown to have a measurable positive impact on processes of care and patient outcomes. The purpose of this paper is to present a systematic, narrative review of the literature regarding the clinical effectiveness of nursing management strategies on stroke patient outcomes sensitive to nursing interventions. Subsequent investigation will explore current applications of nursing-sensitive outcomes to patients with stroke, and identify and validate measurable NSOs within stroke care delivery.

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ID Code: 85060
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: adult; health care quality; human; nursing; outcome assessment; review; stroke
ISSN: 1913-7176
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2015 23:21
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2015 03:34

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