Contact Information Sheet

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

    Postal Address
    1560 Broadway, Suite 1370
    Denver
    COLORADO 80202

    Location Address
    1560 Broadway, Suite 1370
    Denver
    COLORADO 80202

  • Phone
    +1 303 894 2430
  • Fax
    +1 303 894 2821
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Mark Merrill
    Program Director
  • Regulatory Body
    The Colorado Board of Nursing is within the Department of Regulatory Agencies. The Board is established under the Colorado Nurse Practice Act 2007. The Board has powers in the following areas: governance, practice, approval of educational programs, licensure, and discipline.
  • 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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