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The Nursing Financial Management System, developed by the Department of Nursing Administrative Services (DNAS), depended on a manual data-retrieval and report process to integrate patient acuity, nursing resource, and hospital financial data. Manual processes proved to be extremely labor-intensive and cost inefficient. Approximately 52% of DNAS resources,(More)
Should the nurse executive rely on the patient classification model for the allocation of staff and charging for nursing services? In a comparison of predicted patient classification scores with actual scores, patient care needs were underrated by 8 to 33 minutes per patient day, resulting in a deficit of 0.24 to 2.99 full-time equivalent employees. The(More)
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