A large piece of the work undertaken by ANA involves being a source of information on nursing quality, due to the research and measurement efforts of NCNQ®. Research projects have explored the relationship between nurse staffing and outcomes of patient care, leading to insight that healthcare centers to make informed staffing decisions and improve patient outcomes.
National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI®)
NDNQI is a repository for nursing-sensitive indicators, is a program of NCNQ. NDNQI has over 1,500 participating hospitals that use NDNQI data to improve patient safety and quality of patient care.