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Contact Information Sheet

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

    Postal Address
    4747 North 7th Street, Suite 200
    Phoenix
    ARIZONA 85014 3653

    Location Address
    4747 North 7th Street, Suite 200
    Phoenix
    ARIZONA 85014 3653

  • Phone
    +1 602 889 5150
  • Fax
    +1 602 889 5155
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Joey Ridenour, MN.RN.
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body
    The mission of the Arizona State Board of Nursing (ASBN) is to protect the public health, safety and welfare through the safe and competent practice of nurses and nursing assistants. The ASBN assures that standards of practice are met and that persons engaged in the practice of nursing are competent.

    ASBN approves individuals for licensure, registration and certification, approves educational programs for nurses and nursing assistants, investigates complaints concerning licensee's compliance with the law, and determines and administers disciplinary actions in the event of proven violations of the Nurse Practice Act. The Boards powers and duties are set out in the Arizona State Board of Nursing -Statutes, Rules and Regulations compiled by the Arizona State Legislature.
    http://www.azbn.gov/documents/npa/statutes.pdf (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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