Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
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  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
  • Organisation
    Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    State of Wisconsin
    Department of Regulation and Licensing
    PO Box 8935
    WISCONSIN 53708-8935

    Location Address
    Department of Regulation and Licensing
    1400 East Washington Avenue,
    Room 112
    WISCONSIN 53703

  • Phone
    +1 608 266 0145
  • Fax
    +1 608 261 7083
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Kinberley Nania PhD MA BS
    Director, Bureau of Health service Professions
  • Regulatory Body

    The Board of Nursing licenses and regulates nurses. The Board of Nursing is composed of members of the profession and public members who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate.

    The Department of Regulation and Licensing is an umbrella agency providing administrative services to various professional boards. Within the Department the Bureau of Health Service Professions provides administrative services to the Board of Nursing. (accessed on 22.04.2009)

  • Health System

    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and for non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United Statesin 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

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