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ABAUNZA DE GONZALEZ, MYRIAM; CASTELLANOS ROJAS, YURI ANDREA; GARCIA CASALLAS, LUISA FERNANDA  and  GOMEZ RODRIGUEZ, JOHANA MILENA. Nursing productivity . av.enferm. [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.2, pp.91-97. ISSN 0121-4500.

This article presents aspects of the research on nursing productivity, carried out as graduation work by the nursing students Castellanos, García and Gómez (1), of the Nursing Faculty of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and directed by professor Myriam Abaunza de González who is aware of the importance of carrying out nursing studies concerning productivity. The main objective of the research is to identify what nursing productivity is and it uses a monograph as the method through a bibliographic analysis matrix. In the discussion, the research indexes concepts and research by different authors on nursing productivity and reflects over the results and findings. It highlights as results that productivity is related to and focused on efficiency, efficacy and effectiveness, aspects linked to products or interventions performed by nursing practitioners, whichshouldbeknown anddisseminated, andtheir achievements should be established. Also, the relationship between nursing productivity and quality concepts, work environment and costs is clearly seen, as well as the fact that the common characteristics that link, determine, affect or define nursing productivity are work conditions, personal conditions and external aspects

Keywords : Efficiency; Nursing; Efficiency; Efficacy; Effectiveness.

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