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HCTW news brief: New Jersey nurses can vote for top docs

Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, June 26, 2009

Nurses in New Jersey are being asked their opinion on a subject about which they have unique insight: Who are the state's top physicians?

The question is being asked as part of "Nurses Choice," a collaboration between the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, the Monmouth University Polling Institute, and the Institute for Nursing.

"For years, organizations and magazines have been compiling lists of the so-called 'top doctors' or physicians practicing in New Jersey," said David L. Knowlton, president and CEO of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute in a press release. "These lists are always put together by asking physicians who they think are best among their peers. But this year in New Jersey, for the very first time, nurses are being asked to offer their views of who the best practicing physicians are in the state."

Nurses who are licensed in New Jersey can visit www.nurseschoicenj.org until July 31 to take part in the online survey (the site requires a nursing license number to ensure only those eligible actually vote). The results will be published later this year in New Jersey Monthly magazine.

Source: PR Newswire

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