Workload indicator for Nursing

(07-02-2008)
In all Belgian hospitals nursing activities are mandatory registered quarterly. These registrations are made available to the government. Aim of the project was to make use of this information in order to assign nursing personnel objectively to different wards. To this end time studies were carried out in several hospitals; work sampling, direct time measurements with PDA, and subjective estimations were carried out to determine objective time durations for the different nursing activities. A tool was then constructed which allows – by means of the registrations – to assign nursing personnel objectively to different wards.Performed by Prof. Dirk Van Goubergen and Veronique Limère in cooperation with UCL and UZ Gent.