Speaking with a Unified Voice: Recommendations for the Collection of Aggregated Outcome Data in NurseManaged Centers

Journal Name: 
Policy Polit Nurs Pract
Authors: 
Anderko,L.
Kinion,E.
Abstract: 

Although nurse-managed centers have been instrumental in serving the underserved since the 1800s, little is known about their capacity to serve as effective primary health care providers. Nurse-managed centers also provide unique clinical opportunities for nursing students to learn about serving vulnerable populations, with an emphasis on attaining cultural competency. As more Americans seek their services, it is imperative that nurse-managed centers become more visible and pragmatic in their approaches to document their successes in improving health care access to those in most need. This article describes a meeting with representatives from nurse-managed centers throughout the United States, in an effort to recommend a uniform set of aggregate outcome data. This outcome data will provide policy makers and the general public with information that clearly supports nurse-managed centers as key safety net providers of accessible and effective primary health care

11
1
2001
Volume: 
2
Pages: 
295-303
Keywords: 
ACCESS, clinical, Cultural Competency, Health, health care, information, population, Primary Health Care, provider, Safety, Students, success, support, United States, Voice, Vulnerable Populations