Quality & Patient Safety

quality & patient Safety

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."

Acquired Pressure Ulcers 
Fall Rate 
Nursing Hours Per Patient Day 
Nursing Hours Supplied by RNs
 


Acquired Pressure Ulcers

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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.

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Fall Rate 

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A fall is any unplanned descent to the floor. The rate of falls per 1,000 patient days is how fall rate is measured.

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Nursing Hours Per Patient Day 

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Number of productive hours worked by nursing staff with direct care responsibilities.

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Nursing Hours Supplied by RNs 

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Percentage of productive hours worked by Registered Nurses with direct care responsibilities.

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