Comparison of Indirect Nursing Interventions Performed by Korean and U.S. Nurses Using theNursing Interventions Classification(NIC) System

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The purposes of this study were to identify frequency and time spent performing indirect nursing interventions by Korean nurses, and to compare the time spent on indirect nursing interventions with estimates of time spent by U.S. nurses.


Data were collected from 721 registered nurses working in eight hospitals in Korea. U.S. data were obtained from the fifth edition of the Nursing Interventions Classification published in 2008.


Korean nurses took more time with 4 interventions, and U.S. nurses took more time with 13.


In general, Korean nurses spent less time performing indirect interventions than did U.S. nurses.


Information from this study will help nurse administrators in their decision-making processes regarding managing units and staffing.

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