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Relevant Publications

To learn more about patient classification systems in general and greater detail about the products and services offered by Catalyst Systems, please refer to these published articles.

De Groot, H. A. (1994). Patient Classification Systems and Staffing. Part 1. Problems and Promise. Journal of Nursing Administration, 24 (9), 43-51.

De Groot, H. A. (1994). Patient Classification Systems and Staffing. Part 2. Practice and Process. Journal of Nursing Administration, 24 (10), 17-23.

Abstract

How can nurse executives ensure flexible staffing to meet rapidly changing patient care requirements? Part 1 of this two-part series offers a new way to conceptualize and evaluate current methods of staffing with patient classification systems (PCS). Advantages and disadvantages of each PCS-driven staffing method are explored and implications for nurse executives are examined. A promising new method of PCS-related staffing is described further in Part 2, and implementation strategies are discussed.

Reprinted with permission of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

 

De Groot, H. A. (1989). Patient Classification System Evaluation. Part 1: Essential System Elements. Journal of Nursing Administration, 19 (6), 30-35.

De Groot, H. A. (1989). Patient Classification System Evaluation. Part Two, System Selection and Implementation. Journal of Nursing Administration, 19 (7), 24-30.

Abstract

How can nurse executives assure optimum patient classification system performance? This two-part series advances a framework for patient classification system (PCS) evaluation. Using an expanded definition of a PCS, Part 1 presents a discussion of the six system elements considered essential to a fully operational PCS. Part 2 offers a description of PCS selection criteria as well as keys to successful system implementation. Application of this evaluation framework allows for rapid problem identification and remediation, assists with PCS selection, and enhances overall system performance.

Reprinted with permission of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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