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Activities Index

  • The Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System Consensus Study
    The purpose of this IOM project is to examine the current and future roles of emergency care in the United States health care system.
  • The Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Symposium Stand Alone Workshop
    Through the generosity of the Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Foundation a discussion series was established in 1988 to bring to greater attention some of the critical health policy issues facing our country today.
  • Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of Women with Breast Cancer Stand Alone Workshop
    The purpose of this workshop was to understand psychosocial responses of women to breast cancer and to evaluate tools used to assess psychosocial distress.
  • Work Environment for Nurses and Patient Safety Consensus Study
    The Institute of Medicine was asked by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the US Department of Health and Human Services to study the working conditions of nurses and their relationship to patient safety.
  • Medicare Coverage of Routine Thyroid Screening Consensus Study
    The Institute of Medicine has been asked to conduct a study on the addition of coverage of routine thyroid screening (using a thyroid stimulating hormone test) as a preventative benefit under title XVIII of the Social Security Act for some or all...
  • Rapid Advance Demonstration Projects: Health Care Finance and Delivery Systems Consensus Study
    The purpose of this project is to recommend to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services a limited number of demonstration experiments (3 or 4) in the area of health care delivery and finance that could be considered for...
  • Enhancing Federal Health Care Quality Programs Consensus Study
    The purpose of this study is to re-examine the various federal quality improvement and oversight programs to assess whether changes were needed to provide adequate protection to beneficiaries, provide strong incentives to providers to improve...
  • Committee on Health Literacy Consensus Study
    This study assessed the problem of health literacy and consider the next steps within a public health/public education framework.
  • The Quality of Health Care in America Consensus Study
    In 1996, the Institute of Medicine launched a concerted, ongoing effort focused on assessing and improving the nation's quality of care. The Committee on Quality of Health Care in America laid out a vision for how the health care system and related...