A systems perspective on nursing productivity.
Authors: Nicola North, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, Frances Hughes, Nursing Midwifery Office, Brisbane, Australia
Citation: Nicola North, Frances Hughes, 2012 “A systems perspective on nursing productivity”, Journal of Health Organization and Management, Vol. 26 Iss: 2, pp.192 – 214
Keywords: Human resource management, Management strategy, New Zealand, Nursing, Outcomes, Productivity, Workforce
Article type: Conceptual paper DOI: 10.1108/14777261211230772 Permanent URL Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract: Purpose – Recent New Zealand reports have identified the nursing workforce for its potential to make a significant contribution to increased productivity in health services. The purpose of this paper is to review critically the recent and current labour approaches to improve nursing productivity in New Zealand, in a context of international research and experience.Design/methodology/approach – An examination of government documents regarding productivity, and a review of New Zealand and international literature and research on nursing productivity and its measurement form the basis of the paper.