Health Services Research & Development

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In This Issue

Director's Letter

Director's Letter
by David Atkins, MD, MPH, Director, HSR&D

Commentary

Role of Nurses in Managing Chronic Disease
By Linda McConnell, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, VA Central Office, Washington, DC

Response to Commentary

Practicing to the Full Scope of Licensure Can Improve Access to Care
By Sheila Cox Sullivan, PhD, RN, VHA-CM, VHA Office of Nursing Services, Washington, DC

Research Highlights

VA Nursing: Effectiveness and Entry
By Anne Sales, PhD, RN, Claire Robinson, MPH, and Sonia Duffy, PhD, RN, FAAN, all with HSR&D's Center for Clinical Management Research and QUERI/ONS Partnered Evaluation Initiative, Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Sheila Cox Sullivan, PhD, RN, VHA-CM, and Mary Pat Couig, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, both with VHA's Office of Nursing Services


Using Bundles to Enhance Care and Improve Patient Outcomes
By Sarah L. Krein, PhD, RN, HSR&D Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Effects of Nurse-Managed Protocols in the Outpatient Management of Adults with Chronic Conditions
By John W. Williams Jr, MD, MHS, Durham VA Evidence Synthesis Program, and Cristina Hendrix, DNS, GNP-BC, FAAN, Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Durham VAHCS, Durham, North Carolina


Home Telehealth RN Insulin Management Improves Health Outcomes
By Nancy N. Brown, MSN, ARNP, ANP-BC, Barbara E. Carrara MSN, RN, and Freta L. Leddige, MSN, RN, all with Home Telehealth, Mann-Grandstaff VAMC, Spokane, Washington and Sharon A. Watts, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE, Louis Stokes VAMC, Cleveland, Ohio