Nurse Manager Perceptions of the Impact of Process Improvements by Nurses

Published in: Journal of Nursing Care Quality, v. 26, no. 3, July/Sep. 2011, p. 226-235

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2010

by Tracy Yee, Jack Needleman, Marjorie L. Pearson, Pat Parkerton

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Approaches in assessment of process improvements by nurses are a timely issue, given a growing focus on changes in care delivery. Nineteen semistructured phone interviews with nurse managers whose units participated in a process improvement intervention were completed. The most prominent among assessment strategies was observation. Other strategies included quantitative data measurement, informal and formal feedback, and auditing processes. Understanding how nurses are evaluating interventions may contribute to improved measurement in the future.

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