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February 2016 Vol. 11 No. 2

Author: Lillee Gelinas, MSN, RN, FAAN

In February 2015, my editorial focused on issues related to big data in nursing. Featured at the ANA Quality Conference that month, it focused on nursing issues we’d been talking about for years—the importance of documentation, links between nursing and quality care, and the role of the individual . . .

June 2014 Vol. 9 No. 6

Author: Cindy Lefton, PhD, RN

On June 2, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched openFDA, a new initiative designed to make it easier for web developers, researchers, and the public to access large, important public health datasets collected by the agency. Read more and access openFDA . . .

October 2013 Vol. 8 No. 10

Author: Nanette Yragui, PhD; Barbara Silverstein, MSN, RN, PhD, MPH; and Whitney Johnson, MPH

According to projections published by Health Affairs, healthcare spending is expected to grow by 6.1% in 2014, and by 2022, healthcare spending financed by the federal, state, and local governments is projected to account for 49% of national healthcare spending. Read more . . .

March 2013 Vol. 8 No. 3

Author: Christine M. Raup, CPN, RN, and Adele M. Spegman, PhD, RN

A new report from the American Hospital Association says recovery and contractor (RAC) audits continue to increase. Of the 1,233 hospitals that responded to the survey, nearly 60,000 medical record requests have been made and more than 30,000 complex audit denials have been issued since last quarter . . .

September 2011 Vol. 6 No. 9

Author: Kevin D. Frick, PhD; Renee A. Milligan, PhD, RNC; and Linda C. Pugh, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN

The confidence interval yields information on how confident
researchers are about the success of a studied intervention.

May 2011 Vol. 6 No. 5

Author: Renee A. Milligan, PhD, RNC; Kevin D. Frick, PhD; and Linda C. Pugh, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN

Correlation analysis helps nurses better identify which patient
factors are a cause for concern.

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