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  1. Whitman, Gayle R. PhD, RN, FAAN
  2. Davidson, Lynda J. PhD, RN
  3. Rudy, Ellen B. PhD, RN, FAAN
  4. Wolf, Gail A. DNSc, RN, FAAN


As regulatory and public interest groups demand information on the quality of patient care outcomes produced by their hospitals and care providers, nurse administrators are establishing processes for the effective and efficient definition, retrieval, and reporting of patient outcomes thought to be nursing-sensitive. The authors describe the administrative infrastructure and the data management processes used by one large integrated healthcare system to establish a nursing report card and maintain it for several years.