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Decision making. Stability of clinical decisions.

Authors
  • Hughes, K K
  • Young, W B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nurse educator
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1992
Volume
17
Issue
3
Pages
12–16
Identifiers
PMID: 1518569
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Clinical decisions of 101 medical-surgical nurses were examined for stability. Results indicate that slightly more than 50% of the subjects made stable clinical decisions or decisions not likely to be reversed with minor changes in the clinical data. The findings also reveal that stability was related to hospital setting and country in which the nurses received their education. The authors provide possible explanations for these observations, and recommendations for nursing education and practice.

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