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  1. Medicare funding of nurse education : the case for policy change.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives

    - To determine the magnitude and distribution of US Medicare funding for nursing education and to assess the extent to which Medicare funding contributes to meeting national health care workforce priorities.

    Data Analysis

    - Using hospital identifiers, data from three data sets were merged and analyzed to estimate percentage distributions of Medicare funding according to types of educational programs, hospital characteristics, and student enrollment.

    Results

    - Fifteen percent of direct Medicare graduate medical education funding goes to hospitals for the training of nurses and paramedical personnel.

    Totaling approximately $174 million in 1991,71% of these funds went to hospitals for nursing education costs.

    Most of the nation's teaching hospitals and nurse education programs (1112 of 1484) do not qualify under existing policies for Medicare nursing education reimbursement.

    Sixty-six percent of Medicare nurse training funds, totaling $114 million in 1991, went to 145 hospitals operating diploma nursing programs ; these programs produce less than 10% of nurse graduates.

    Three states (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Ohio) received nearly one half (48%) of the $114 million for diploma nursing education.

    Conclusions

    - Medicare is the largest single source of federal support for nursing education.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Financement, Education sanitaire, Infirmier, Politique sanitaire, Evaluation, Distribution, Formation professionnelle, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Financing, Health education, Nurse, Health policy, Evaluation, Distribution, Occupational training, Human, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0339415

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.