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Contact Information Sheet

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

    Postal Address
    158 State House Station
    Augusta
    MAINE 04333

    Location Address
    158 State House Station
    Augusta
    MAINE 04333

  • Phone
    +1 207 287 1133
  • Fax
    +1 207 287 1149
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Myra Broadway JD, MS, RN
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body
    The mission of the Board of Nursing is to protect the public health and welfare in the area of nursing practice. Statutory Authority for the Board of Nursing is 32 MRSA Chapter 31. The legislative framework is the Nurse Practice Act (Statutes passed by the Maine State Legislature) and Nursing Rules (Maine State Board of Nursing)
    http://maine.gov/boardofnursing/rules_files/rules.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 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. 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).

    Validated July 2008

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