Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC), 7th Edition

Measurement of Health Outcomes
Authors :
Sue Moorhead & Elizabeth Swanson & Marion Johnson
Enhance your care with the standardized measurement of nursing interventions! Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC), 7th Edition standardizes the terminology and criteria needed to measure and evaluate outcomes in all care settings and with all patie ...view more

Enhance your care with the standardized measurement of nursing interventions! Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC), 7th Edition standardizes the terminology and criteria needed to measure and evaluate outcomes in all care settings and with all patient populations. A total of 612 research-based nursing outcome labels — including 82 that are NEW to this edition — provide clinically useful language to help you deliver treatment and document outcomes. Specific indicators are included to make it easier to evaluate and rate the patient in relation to outcome achievement. Written by an expert team of authors led by Sue Moorhead, this book is also ideal for healthcare administrators seeking to improve billing, recordkeeping, and cost containment.

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Enhance your care with the standardized measurement of nursing interventions! Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC), 7th Edition standardizes the terminology and criteria needed to measure and evaluate outcomes in all care settings and with all patient populations. A total of 612 research-based nursing outcome labels — including 82 that are NEW to this edition provide clinically useful language to help you deliver treatment and document outcomes. Specific indicators are included to make it easier to evaluate and rate the patient in relation to outcome achievement. Written by an expert team of authors led by Sue Moorhead, this book is also ideal for healthcare administrators seeking to improve billing, recordkeeping, and cost containment.


New to this edition
  • NEW! 82 new outcomes are added to the Classification, allowing you to better define patient outcomes that are responsive to nursing care.
  • NEW! 402 existing outcomes are reviewed or revised based on research-based outcomes.
  • NEW! A new section focused on resources supports research, implementation, and educational strategies.
  • NEW! Revised taxonomic structure includes two new classes and expanded family and community outcomes.

Key Features
  • 612 research-based nursing outcome labels provide standardized terminology for individual, family, or community outcomes.
  • Overview of the use of NOC within the nursing process introduces the importance of measuring outcomes of nursing care, and describes linkages with other classifications.
  • Outcomes structured with a label name include code, definition, set of indicators with codes, five-point Likert measurement scales, publication facts lines, and selected references.
  • Core outcomes are provided for an expanded list of nursing specialties.
  • Linkages between NOC knowledge-focused outcomes and NOC behavioral outcomes focused on the concept or condition are examined.

Author Information
By Sue Moorhead, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, The University of Iowa, College of Nursing, Iowa City, Iowa; Elizabeth Swanson, RN, PhD, Professor Emerita, The University of Iowa, College of Nursing, Iowa City, Iowa and Marion Johnson, RN, PhD, Professor Emerita, The University of Iowa, College of Nursing, Iowa City, Iowa