Informatics

Brought to you by NDNQI: Data that do good

Thanks to the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, hospitals and nurses are capturing and converting into data what nurses actually do and how their actions affect patient care.

Calculating and interpreting the odds ratio

Researchers use the odds ratio to analyze which of two groups of individuals
is more likely to have an adverse outcome. Find out how to calculate the
odds ratio and interpret its significance

Easing the way for the electronic health record

Pressure is building to develop a national electronic health record – and the nursing profession is playing a pivotal role in developing the standards needed to support it.

Grasping the all-important concept of risk

To fulfill your responsibility toward evidence-based practice, you need to understand statistical techniques. In the first article in our new “Spotlight on Statistics” series, the authors demystify the concept of risk and describe how it helps you apply evidence to your practice.

Making sense of statistical power

Want to improve your ability to interpret research studies? Take a few minutes to read this overview of power analysis, probability, sample size, and related concepts.

Our Readers Respond

Nursing academics vs. practicing nurses? My blood boiled when I read ANA President Patton’s column “Is diagnosis of pressure ulcers…

Putting an end to patient overcrowding

Serious patient-flow problems call for more than just quick fixes. In some facilities, the culture must be transformed before patient bottlenecks can be banished. Read about one hospital’s system-wide cure for its throughput blues.

RAC audits continue to increase

A new report from the American Hospital Association says recovery and contractor (RAC) audits continue to increase. Of the 1,233…

The magnetic draw of information technology

With a shrinking workforce and more complex healthcare, how can nurses raise the bar on clinical excellence? One hospital uses health information technology to improve efficiency and reduce unnecessary errors – and has gained Magnet status in the process.

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