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Table 2 Operationalization of the subsystem of acquiring, deploying and maintaining nursing resources

From: Conceptualizing performance of nursing care as a prerequisite for better measurement: a systematic and interpretive review

Acquiring, deploying and maintaining nursing resources 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 # models
1. Nursing staff supply                                 
Quantity/intensity 1     1 1   1   1 1 1   1   1    1    1   1 1 1    1 1 1 17
Quality (training, experience)   1    1   1 1   1 1 1   1   1   1 1    1 1   1 1 1    1 1 18
Skill mix 1     1 1   1   1 1    1   1   1 1    1 1 1 1 1    1 1 1 18
Patient classification systems 1     1 1 1   1   1 1   1   1    1        1   1     12
2. Working conditions                                 
a. Support resources                                 
Physical facilities 1     1 1     1   1     1   1               7
Material resources 1      1                     1       3
b. Employment conditions                                 
Stability (Overtime/ agency nurses floating nurses)                 1       1 1   1       1 5
Workload 1       1        1      1    1 1    1 1      8
3. Staff maintenance                                 
Satisfaction at work 1      1   1     1   1         1 1 1        1 9
Work-related accidents, injuries, illnesses                        1    1       2
Retention/turnover 1        1   1   1            1   1     1 1 1 9
Absenteeism 1        1     1     1        1   1        6
4. Economic sustainability                                 
Cost of resources 1            1                1      3
Cost per case-mix or patient-day 1    1    1 1   1   1       1   1    1   1 1       11
Number of indicators 11 1 0 1 5 6 4 7 1 6 4 9 0 6 0 7 0 4 5 1 0 6 9 3 7 8 3 1 3 4 6