All professional health care disciplines are now being held accountable to demonstrate the outcomes they produce. It is imperative that nurses demonstrate the difference they make in patient care to justify the cost of professional nursing. Standardized language is needed to aggregate data and report information on nursing interventions and associated outcomes. The Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) system is the first comprehensive classification of nursing-sensitive patient outcomes. In this review, the development of this classification system with specific results related to physical functional status and implications of NOC for nursing practice are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses|
|State||Published - Jun 1996|