Title: Challenges associated with the secondary use of nursing data
Authors: Hardiker, Nicholas R ×
Sermeus, Walter
Jansen, Kay #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: I O S Press
Series Title: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics vol:201 pages:290-297
Abstract: There is a prevailing 'collect once, use many times' view of clinical data and its secondary use. This study challenges this view through an assessment of the degree to which the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP) might be used to provide raw data for the Belgian Nursing Minimum Data Set (B-NMDS). A mapping exercise identified exact matches between ICNP and B-NMDS for just 8% of B-NMDS care descriptions; no matches at all for 23%; possible broader matches in ICNP for 55%; possible narrower matches for 8%; and a possible broader and narrower match for 1%. Refining ICNP content and developing and implementing purposive data sets or catalogues that accommodate both ICNP concepts and B-NMDS care descriptions would lay the foundations for the potential re-use of primary ICNP-encoded data in populating the B-NMDS. One unexpected result of the study was to re-affirm the utility of ICNP as a reference terminology.
ISSN: 0926-9630
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Academic Centre for Nursing and Midwifery
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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