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  THIS JUST IN April 25, 2011  

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New standards for master's education

Nursing schools affiliated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing have adopted new national standards for master’s programs in nursing to reflect current and future nursing practice at the master’s level.


Berwick: Collaboration a must!

Collaboration between hospitals, government, and others is critical to change the way healthcare is delivered in the United States to provide better care for patients at lower costs, according to Donald Berwick, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator.


EXTRA: HEALTHCARE REFORM

Rural hospitals and the Affordable Care Act

The American Hospital Association examines the challenges that face rural hospitals as they implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


Are geographic payment reforms ineffective?

According to a new National Institute for Health Care Reform study, although research on geographic variation in healthcare use and spending has pushed the twin issues of uneven care and costs, it’s ultimately the broader healthcare system—not geography—that matters most in improving efficiency and quality.



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Healthcare reform: 1 year later
Deborah E. Trautman PhD, RN

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