Professional assessment of optimal nursing care intensity level. A new method for resource allocation as an alternative to classical time studies.

@article{Fagerstrm2000ProfessionalAO,
  title={Professional assessment of optimal nursing care intensity level. A new method for resource allocation as an alternative to classical time studies.},
  author={Lisbeth Fagerstr{\"o}m and A K Rainio and Auvo Rauhala and Kaija Nojonen},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of caring sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={97-104}
}
In the article a new method is presented for allocation of staff resources, 'Professional Assessment of Optimal Nursing Care Intensity Level' (PAONCIL). This method is presented as an alternative to classical time study, which has traditionally been considered to belong to systems for patient classification. By means of this method the optimal nursing care intensity level for individual wards can be established. The study comprised 8 wards, and the nurses working in these wards provided a total… CONTINUE READING

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