A Primer for Nurses on Advancing Health Reform Policy

Nancy Ridenour, Deborah Trautman

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Abstract

Health care reform is a high priority on the federal policy agenda. The authors present insights from their experiences as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows working in Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office and on the House Committee on Ways and Means. Nursing has many opportunities at this juncture to engage in policy discussions and advance solutions for issues related to increasing quality and access while dampening the escalating cost of care. Strategies where nursing's voice can inform reform conversations include chronic disease management, prevention and health promotion, community-based care, nurse-managed care, interdisciplinary education, safety and quality, use of health information technology, and testing the comparative effectiveness of interventions and delivery systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-362
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Professional Nursing
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2009

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Health Policy
Nursing
Nurses
Medical Informatics
Health Care Reform
Managed Care Programs
Disease Management
Health Promotion
Chronic Disease
Safety
Education
Costs and Cost Analysis

Keywords

  • Cost of care
  • Health care reform
  • Quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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A Primer for Nurses on Advancing Health Reform Policy. / Ridenour, Nancy; Trautman, Deborah.

In: Journal of Professional Nursing, Vol. 25, No. 6, 11.2009, p. 358-362.

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Ridenour, Nancy ; Trautman, Deborah. / A Primer for Nurses on Advancing Health Reform Policy. In: Journal of Professional Nursing. 2009 ; Vol. 25, No. 6. pp. 358-362.
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