Patient Care Portfolio


Patient Care Portfolio


This portfolio offers nurses a reliable method for developing evidence-based workforce plans to support existing hospital services or the development of new ones.

It has two distinct but interrelated elements that should be used together:

  • Element 1—The acuity/dependency tool has been developed to help the United Kingdom’s National Health Service hospitals measure patient acuity and dependency to inform evidence-based decision making on nursing staffing and workforce
  • Element 2—Nurse sensitive indicators have been identified as indicators of quality of care with specific sensitivity to nursing intervention or lack of it
The site includes the following:
  • License agreement
  • Acuity/dependency tool implementation resource pack
  • Care levels and multipliers
  • Acuity/dependency tool sample database
  • Nurse sensitive indicators implementation resource pack
  • Nurse sensitive indicators
  • Nurse sensitive indicators sample database


Association of UK University Hospitals

Funding Sources:

Association of UK University Hospitals


Release Date: 2007
Original Summary: January 2009
Last Updated: 05/09/12

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