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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