PMID: 7931682Oct 1, 1994Paper

Patient classification systems and staffing. Part 2, Practice and process

The Journal of Nursing Administration
H A DeGroot


How can nurse executives ensure flexible staffing to meet rapidly changing patient care requirements? Part 1 of this two-part series offered a new way to conceptualize and evaluate current methods of staffing with patient classification systems (PCS). Advantages and disadvantages of each PCS-driven staffing method are explored and implications for nurse executives are examined. A promising new method of PCS-related staffing is described further in Part 2, and implementation strategies are discussed.


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