Friday, October 23, 2009

José Pagán: Link Your Research To Current Debates

As the debate rages in Washington over health care reform, how can a nursing researcher get their results in front of policymakers who are making decisions? That's a question José A. Pagán, Ph.D., a member of the Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) National Advisory Committee, says INQRI grantees must consider when conducting research.

"Because of health care reform, this is an exciting time to be doing the kind of research that INQRI funds," says Pagán, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. "We are learning more about the role of nurses and how nurses can improve quality and how nurses can keep costs down."

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