Category of nursing behavior in which a determination is made and recorded regarding the extent to which the client's goals have been met.
Division of tasks in which one nurse assumes responsibility for certain tasks while another nurse assumes responsibility for others.
A term that encompasses managing the individual clinical outcomes of clients as a result of prescribed treatments to the formal measurement of system level performance and effectiveness.
Term interchangable with quality improvement that describes and approach to the continuous study and improvement of the processes of providing health care services to meet the needs of clients and others.
Condition to be achieved as a result of health care delivery. Favorable or adverse changes in clients' health states due to prior or concurrent care.
standard of care
Minimum level of care accepted to ensure high quality of care to clients. Standards of care define the types of therapies typically administered to clients with defined problems or needs.
Monitoring and evaluation of processes and outcomes in health care or any other business to identify opportunities for improvement.