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My Way?

December 18, 2010

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From Nursing Administration Quarterly 2006: “With little published evidence of management successes and failures based on outcome data, how can we determine what our best administrative practices are? … “We cannot afford to live with “doing it my way” as we have always done it this way mentality. Using data (evidence) to change the way […]

What’s the level of evidence?

December 18, 2010

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Read this: Are management ideas evidence based??? According to the reviewers: The majority of the literature fell into a very weak level of evidence categorization, and no studies were given the strongest evidence level rating.

Welcome!

December 18, 2010

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Welcome! In writing my Safetydog blog I realized that so many management issues affected safety. Why do organizations copy “best practices” and policies and is there evidence to support this? Is the implementation studied as well as the practices? I have seen so many management initiatives come and go (as well as administrators) in my nursing […]

Forecasting

December 18, 2010

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How much of nursing managment is based on forcasting?  ADC, staffing, patient populations, number of beds, NHPPD?  Is the forecasted data evidence-based?   More from J Scott Armstrong about forecasting which is often based on expert opinion not real evidence. http://www.forecastingprinciples.com/files/standardshort.pdf Using a forecasting tree to define a problem http://www.forecastingprinciples.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=17

Satisfaction Surveys

December 18, 2010

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I like the Hyundai dealer where I purchased my Sonata but it annoys me that everyone in the dealership is constantly at me about giving them a 10.  If I can’t give them a 10, tell them right now..so they can fix it.  What bothers me is that I think car service is never a […]