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Work-sampling: a statistical approach to evaluation of the effect of computers on work patterns in healthcare.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8321135     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An increasing number of health-care institutions are in the process of implementing clinical computing systems. The need for an accurate assessment of the clinical, administrative, social, and financial effects of such systems has been recognized. Techniques have been developed to evaluate these effects on the work patterns of health-care workers including: time-motion analysis, subjective evaluations, review of departmental statistics, personal activity records, and work-sampling. This study reviews these techniques, discusses both positive and negative aspects, and presents a step-by-step description of work-sampling.
D F Sittig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methods of information in medicine     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0026-1270     ISO Abbreviation:  Methods Inf Med     Publication Date:  1993 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-03     Completed Date:  1993-08-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210453     Medline TA:  Methods Inf Med     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
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MeSH Terms
Medical Informatics Applications*
Medical Informatics Computing*
Medical Records Systems, Computerized*
Nursing Records
Nursing Staff, Hospital*
Task Performance and Analysis*
Time and Motion Studies*
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