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'n Rekenaargesteunde Wissellys

Mirinda Coetsee
Curationis | Vol 8, No 2 | a585 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v8i2.585 | © 1985 Mirinda Coetsee | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 1985 | Published: 27 September 1985

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Mirinda Coetsee,, South Africa

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Abstract

Drawing up the monthly change list and the off-duty times for hospital nursing staff is an important administrative function. However, nursing management spends many valuable hours on this function. These hours can be reduced to minutes by a computer program designed for this purpose. The program also contributes to cost containment as it allows for more effective staff scheduling, particularly when used with a patient classification system. Furthermore, it provides a variety of useful management reports such as a monthly productivity summary, a monthly costanalysis report and a 24-hour staff analysis.

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