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Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-12
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    Washington
  • Organisation
    Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
  • Address

    Postal Address
    Washington State Department of Health
    Health Professions Quality Assurance
    P.O. Box 47865
    Olympia
    WASHINGTON 98504-7865&

    Location Address
    Washington State Department of Health
    Health Professions Quality Assurance
    310 Israel Rd.
    Tumwater
    WASHINGTON 98501

  • Phone
    +1 360236 4700
  • Fax
    +1 360 236 4738
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Paula Meyer MSN RN
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body
    The mandate of the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) is to protect the public’s health and safety and to promote the welfare of the state by regulating the competency and quality of professional health care providers under their jurisdiction.
    http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/Professions/Nursing/default.htm (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The legislative power and authority of the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) is laid out in the Statute or Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Chapter 18-79 Nursing Care.
    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=18.79 (accessed 0n 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 December 2008

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