Renate Ranegger

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BACKGROUND A Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS) aims at systematically describing nursing care in terms of patient problems, nursing activities, and patient outcomes. In an earlier Delphi study, 56 data elements were proposed to be included in an Austrian Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS-AT). OBJECTIVES To identify the most important data elements of this(More)
After the publication of this article [1] it was noticed by the author that the article contained a couple of errors. On page three, under the sub-heading ‘Standardized form for data extraction’ it is stated that the form contained 6 nursing outcomes, whereas this should read as 5 nursing outcomes. Also, on page four, under the sub-heading ‘Data analysis’(More)
OBJECTIVE Nursing Minimum Data Sets can be used to compare nursing care across clinical populations, settings, geographical areas, and time. NMDS can support nursing research, nursing management, and nursing politics. However, in contrast to other countries, Austria does not have a unified NMDS. The objective of this study is to identify possible data(More)
BACKGROUND An Austrian Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS-AT) has been developed to describe the diversity of patient populations and variability of nursing care based on nursing diagnoses, nursing interventions, and nursing outcomes. The aim of this study is to test the feasibility of using this NMDS-AT by assessing the availability of data needed for the(More)
BACKGROUND In order to be able to follow the predicted changes in healthcare systems, there has long been a need for a unified database that could transparently compare nursing care data from different service providers. In Austria, a recommendation has been lacking thus far as to which nursing care data need to be documented as "basic data", and as a(More)
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