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Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-11
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    Alabama
  • Organisation
    Alabama Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    PO Box.303900
    Montgomery
    ALBAMA 36130-3900

    Location Address
    770 Washington Avenue
    RSA Plaza, Suite 250
    Montgomery
    ALABAMA 36140

  • Phone
    +1 334242 4060
  • Fax
    +1 334 242 4360
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    N Genell Lee, MSN, JD,
    Executive Officer
  • Regulatory Body
    The mission of the Alabama Board of Nursing (ABN) is to safeguard the public’s health, safety and welfare by adopting and enforcing legal standards for nursing education and nursing practice. The Nursing Practice Act: Code Commissioner’s note. - Acts 1993, No. 93-183, § 2, provides: "The existence and functioning of the Alabama Board of Nursing, created and functioning pursuant to Sections 34-21-1 to 34-21-63, inclusive. http://www.abn.state.al.us/main/nurse-practice-act/contents.html (accessed on 22.04.2009)
  • Health System
    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and 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. http://www.who.int/countries/usa/en/ (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. http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/p60-233.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United States in 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.  http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/48/16502658.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

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