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Verpleegmannekragsituasie in Suid-Afrika – ’n vergelykende perspektief oor 5 jaar: 1989 en 1993

M. E. Bester, E. B. Welmann
Curationis | Vol 17, No 2 | a1383 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v17i2.1383 | © 1994 M. E. Bester, E. B. Welmann | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 March 1994 | Published: 31 March 1994

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M. E. Bester,, South Africa
E. B. Welmann,, South Africa

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A retrospective, non-experimental, descriptive study was undertaken to determine the trends in nursing resources in South Africa between 1989 and 1993. Results obtained from data-analysis in 1993 were compared to a similar study done by Professor Kotze in her capacity as president of the South African Council of Nursing in 1989. It is shown that there was a continuous decline in the growth rate of registered nurses over the period from 9,4% in 1989 to 1,88% in 1992, with a slight increase of 3,18% in 1993. In the student category, a negative growth was found during 1990 (-6,05%), 1992 (-1,69%) and an even worse rate of - 25,91% in 1993. The ratio of registered nurses versus the sub-professional group worsened and varied between 0,94% in 1988,1,02 in 1989 an d 0,98 in 1993.


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