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  1. Vahey, Doris C. PhD, RN
  2. Corser, William D. PhD, RN
  3. Brennan, Patricia Flatley PhD, RN, FAAN


Existing public databases may help nurse administrators better understand the rapidly changing and increasingly complex healthcare environment. The authors discuss the availability of public healthcare databases and demonstrate through a hypothetical query how nurse administrators can use these databases during their decision-making efforts.