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Verpleegmannekragbeplanning volgens die pasiëntklassifikasie sisteem

A. Kruger
Curationis | Vol 7, No 1 | a818 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v7i1.818 | © 1984 A. Kruger | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 September 1984 | Published: 28 September 1984

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A. Kruger, Hoof van Verpleegdienste in die Oranje-Vrystaat, South Africa

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Abstract

Manpower planning in general and especially for the nursing service is one of the managerial functions which takes the most time and money. It is thus essential that it is done as accurately as possible. Several methods can be used but that of patient classification is preferred in many countries throughout the world. A system with a scientific base is suggested here and it consists of seven steps. Firstly all patients are classified daily for a representative period of time using a specific form. After classification each patient automatically falls in one of five groups. A return of bed occupancy according to patient groups is then prepared from which manpower can be determined. This is calculated according to suggested nursing hours required per patient group. The number of professional nurses to sub-professionals is then established from a given ratio. Finally the number of posts for chief professional nurses and the additional posts required for relief posts etc. is determined.

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