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Nurs Clin North Am. 2005 Dec;40(4):729-38, xi.

The nurse-managed health center safety net: a policy solution to reducing health disparities.

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  • 1National Nursing Centers Consortium, 260 South Broad Street, 18th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA. tine@nncc.us

Abstract

Nurse-managed health centers are critical safety net providers. Increasing support of these centers is a promising strategy for the federal government to reduce health disparities. To continue as safety net providers, nurse-managed health centers need to receive equal compensation as other federally funded providers. Ultimately, the long-term sustainability of nurse-managed centers rests on prospective payments or similar federally mandated funding mechanisms.

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