Nurses and adequate nurse staffing are critical to the delivery of safe, cost-effective, and quality patient care in every health care setting.
This has been proven time and again through various research studies and recognized by various accrediting bodies such as JCAHO.
However, the information available on required or optimal ambulatory care nurse staffing is limited and varies across ambulatory care settings.
An overview of instruments for measuring nursing workload in ambulatory care, a critical prerequisite when identifying best nurse staffing models for diverse ambulatory care settings, is provided.
Recommended CitationSwan, Beth Ann PhD, CRNP and Griffin, Karen F. MSN, RN, CNAA, "Measuring nurse workload in ambulatory care" (2005). School of Nursing Faculty Papers & Presentations. Paper 6.