Monday, December 13, 2010

Benefits Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC)

Values of Standardized Nursing Language-NOC in Managed Care

  • Labels and provides measures for comprehensive outcomes that respond to nursing intervention.
  • Defines outcomes that focus on the patient and can be used by both nurses and other disciplines.
  • Provides more specific outcome information than global health status measures. This allows providers to identify problems when global health status measures are not in an acceptable range.
  • Provides outcomes that are intermediate to the achievement of longer range desired outcomes.
  • Uses a scale to measure outcomes which provides quantifiable information about patient outcomes achieved in an organization or managed care system.
  • Facilitates the identification of risk adjustment factors for population groups. This is a necessary step in the assessment of outcome variance.


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