The US healthcare system is beset by increasing costs, rising numbers of uninsured individuals, concerns about patient safety and quality of care, and workforce shortages.
1Healthcare organizations face these challenges daily, and in response they make choices that affect the quality and cost of care, and ultimately patient, organizational, and societal outcomes. Unfortunately, many of these choices are made without the benefit of data needed to make well-informed decisions. Thus, clinicians, administrators, researchers, and policy-makers urgently need research upon which to base decisions about health care delivery.
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Costs, politics of health care will dominate debate in ’03. Wall Street Journal, 2003: D4
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Cheryl Bland Jones is Associate Professor and Health Care Systems Coordinator, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.
Barbara A. Mark is Sarah Frances Russell Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Systems, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.
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