What does quality care mean to nurses in rural hospitals?

  title={What does quality care mean to nurses in rural hospitals?},
  author={Marianne B Baernholdt and Bonnie M. Jennings and Elizabeth I. Merwin and Deirdre K Thornlow},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={66 6},
AIM This paper is a report of a study conducted to answer the question: 'How do rural nurses and their chief nursing officers define quality care?' BACKGROUND Established indicators of quality care were developed primarily in urban hospitals. Rural hospitals and their environments differ from urban settings, suggesting that there might be differences in how quality care is defined. This has measurement implications. METHODS Focus groups with staff nurses and interviews with chief nursing… CONTINUE READING
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