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. ^ H H Werley, E C Devine, C R Zorn, P Ryan and B L Westra, The Nursing Minimum Data Set: abstraction tool for standardized, comparable, essential data, American Journal of Public Health,1991, Vol. 81, Issue 4 421-426
  2. ^ C A Williams, The Nursing Minimum Data Set: a major priority for public health nursing but not a panacea, Am J Public Health. 1991 April; 81(4): 413–414

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