Date of Award
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Kathie S. Weatherly
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.N8H68
Nursing patient classification systems have been in use in some form since Florence Nightingale first arranged her patients in wards (Giovanetti, 1978). Prospective classification systems which have been implemented in hospitals now generate billing information, staff budgets and long-range financial forecasts (Giovanetti, 1978; Alward, 1983; Edwardson and Giovanetti, 1987). Quantitative analysis using at-test indicated a significant difference in mean acuity scores in the prospective and retrospective data which pointed to a retrospective system as being more appropriate for billing, budgeting and finance decisions. Spearman's correlation analysis did not demonstrate a strong correlation between any indicators or with total acuity. Several variables exhibited significant differences in two of the three study units. Regression analysis was inconclusive in identifying a common group of indicators which were highly predictive in all study units.
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Hlusko, Dana L..
"A Comparative Analysis of Prospective Nursing Patient Classification and Retrospective Nursing Patient Classification"
(1994). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Thesis, Nursing, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/be7p-b811