Medical Care Research and Review published a Special Supplemental Issue: The Art and Science of Nursing Quality Measurement in April 2007.
The special issue contains a series of articles, commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) (see Program Results Report on ID# 049530), which explore next steps required to implement national voluntary quality standards for nursing-sensitive care.
The National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed a set of 15 standards (see Program Results Report on ID# 047479). This starter set was intended for the public and other health care stakeholders to use to evaluate the extent and ways nurses in acute care hospitals contribute to patient safety, health care quality and a professional work environment. NQF also produced a set of research priorities for a meeting at RWJF.
Sage Publications created the special supplemental issue with support from RWJF (see Program Results Report on ID# 051115).
Eight articles appeared in a supplement to Medical Care Research and Review 64, no. 2 (April 2007). (Abstracts are available online.) The articles were: