Nursing Minimum Data Set

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The Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS) is a classification system which allows for the standardized collection of essential nursing data. The collected data are meant to provide an accurate description of the nursing process used when providing nursing care. The NMDS allow for the analysis and comparison of nursing data across populations, settings, geographic areas, and time.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Werley, HH; Devine, EC; Zorn, CR; Ryan, P; Westra, BL (April 1991). "The Nursing Minimum Data Set: abstraction tool for standardized, comparable, essential data". American Journal of Public Health 81 (4): 421–426. PMC 1405031. PMID 2003618. 
  2. ^ Williams, CA (April 1991). "The Nursing Minimum Data Set: a major priority for public health nursing but not a panacea". American Journal of Public Health 81 (4): 413–414. PMC 1405046. PMID 2003616. 

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