Adopting Standards in Nursing Health Record – A Case Study in a Portuguese Hospital

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 206)


The investigation that is described in this paper tried to identify and acknowledge the added value created by the adoption of nursing practice standards, using a study case in a large Portuguese hospital. Following a literature review, five assumptions were proposed. Subsequently, a survey was developed and administered to a nursing staff sample of the hospital under study. Our results revealed that, except for the last, all assumptions were confirmed, leading to the conclusion that the adoption of standards is beneficial for the nursing practice.


Nursing Standards Health Information Systems Electronic Health Records 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GIMEDUFPPortoPortugal
  2. 2.LIACCUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal

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