Nursing Care Performance Measures
Nursing is central to patient care in hospitals. Nursing is a vital contributor to improved patient safety and healthcare outcomes. Measures in this section reflect the amount of nursing care provided to patients at the Medical University of South Carolina and other nursing sensitive measures.
"MUSC participates in the American Nursing Association’s National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI). MUSC is not allowed to display the national comparative data as it is a product of the American Nurses Association's National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators."
Patients with documented pressure ulcers (bedsore) on day of a prevalence study and pressure ulcer documented as hospital acquired. Pressure ulcers can be detrimental to patients who already are ill and can delay their recovery.
A fall is any unplanned descent to the floor. The rate of falls per 1,000 patient days is how fall rate is measured.
Number of productive hours worked by nursing staff with direct care responsibilities.
Percentage of productive hours worked by Registered Nurses with direct care responsibilities.