Nursing Minimum Data Set

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Nurs·ing Min·i·mum Da·ta Set

(NMDS) (nŭrsing min'i-mŭm dā'tă set)
1. Standardized set of nursing data developed to describe nursing care applicable across diverse clinical practice settings; includes data relating to nursing diagnoses, interventions, outcomes, and intensity of nursing care.
2. Smallest amount of information necessary to define cost and quality of nursing care.
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Nursing Minimum Data Set



A standardized set of data identifying essential, common, and core data elements collected in all settings for any patients/clients receiving nursing care. They include the three broad elements of: nursing care, patient or client demographics, and service.
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RESOLVED, that the Iowa Nurses Association supports the American Nurses Association to ensure the Electronic Health Record contain the Nursing Minimum data Set with functions to meet the requirements of the NIDSEC standards to support a safe and quality nursing practice, and be it further
Lang (Eds.), Identification of the nursing minimum data set (pp.
Efforts during the 1980s to explicate a nursing data model that could be used in the hospital billing and discharge abstract resulted in the proposal for a nursing minimum data set (NMDS) to be included in the hospital billing abstract (Werley, Lang, & Westlake, 1986; Werley, Devine, Zorn, Ryan, & Westra, 1991).
Introduction to the nursing minimum data set and its development.

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