Nursing record systems : effects on nursing practice and healthcare outcomes

Urquhart, C, Currell, R, Grant, MJ and Hardiker, NR 2009, 'Nursing record systems : effects on nursing practice and healthcare outcomes' , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1) .

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Background - a nursing record system is the record of care that was planned or given to individual patients and clients by qualified nurses or other caregivers under the direction of a qualified nurse. Nursing record systems may be an effective way of influencing nurse practice. Objectives - to assess the effects of nursing record systems on nursing practice and patient outcomes. Search strategy - for the original version of this review in 2000, and updates in 2003 and 2008, we searched: the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) Group Specialised Register; MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, BNI, ISI Web of Knowledge, and ASLIB Index of Theses. We also handsearched: Computers, Informatics, Nursing (Computers in Nursing); Information Technology in Nursing; and the Journal of Nursing Administration. For this update, searches can be considered complete until the end of 2007. We checked reference lists of retrieved articles and other related reviews. Selection criteria - randomised controlled trials (RCTs), controlled before and after studies, and interrupted time series comparing one kind of nursing record system with another in hospital, community or primary care settings. The participants were qualified nurses, students or healthcare assistants working under the direction of a qualified nurse, and patients receiving care recorded or planned using nursing record systems. Data collection and analysis - two review authors (in two pairs) independently assessed trial quality and extracted data.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1469-493X
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 17 May 2011 11:49
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 11:16

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