volume 18, issue 2, P175-181 2010
DOI: 10.1590/s0104-11692010000200006
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Abstract: This descriptive study aimed to calculate and compare the nursing staff at the medicalsurgical clinical units of a philanthropic hospital in current and projected situations, and to investigate how much time the nursing team delivers patient care in the current and projected situations. Gaidzinski's method was used to calculate the nursing staff, and the equation proposed by the Hospital Quality Commitment (HQC) to estimate care hours.The findings showed an increase of 33% in the staff, with a 68.4% increase …

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