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  • Physician-Assisted Death: Scanning the Landscape and Potential Approaches - A Workshop Stand Alone Workshop
    The 2014 case of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year old woman suffering from terminal brain cancer who made public her desire to have an option to end her life through medication, brought to the forefront of the public eye the age-old question of whether...
  • Committee on Accounting for SES in Medicare Payment Programs Consensus Study
    An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will convene a committee to recommend a definition of socioeconomic status (SES) relevant to Medicare quality measurement and payment programs; to identify the SES...
  • Military Trauma Care’s Learning Health System and its Translation to the Civilian Sector Consensus Study
    As the war in Afghanistan ends and as individuals leave the military, there is concern that experience and knowledge pertaining to advances gained from the wars may be lost within the military itself. Intentional steps to codify and garner the...
  • Committee on Optimizing Scheduling in Health Care Consensus Study
    The Committee on Optimizing Scheduling in Health Care will conduct a study and prepare a report directed at exploring appropriate access standards for the triage and scheduling of health care services for ambulatory and rehabilitative care settings...
  • Future of Home Health Care: A Workshop Stand Alone Workshop
    In addition to the Medicare home health benefit, other programs and factors are relevant to the ability to age in place and receive services and supports at home, such as Medicaid and other state programs (providing home and community based...
  • Diagnostic Error in Health Care Consensus Study
    An IOM committee evaluated the existing knowledge about diagnostic error in health care from a patient safety perspective. The committee examined definitions of diagnostic error and illustrative examples; the epidemiology, burden of harm, and costs...
  • Recommended Social and Behavioral Domains and Measures for Electronic Health Records Consensus Study
    The Institute of Medicine is in the process of forming a consensus committee in order to identify domains and measures that capture the social determinants of health to inform the development of recommendations for Stage 3 meaningful use of...
  • Standards for Benefit-Cost Analysis of Preventive Interventions for Children, Youth, and Families Stand Alone Workshop
    An IOM committee will plan and conduct a 2 day public workshop to highlight the issues on finding consensus on the standards for benefit-cost analysis of preventive interventions for children, youth, and families.
  • Committee on Core Metrics for Better Health at Lower Cost Consensus Study
    The Committee on Core Metrics for Better Health at Lower Cost will conduct a study and prepare a report directed at exploring measurement of individual and population health outcomes and costs, identifying fragilities and gaps in available systems,...
  • Committee on Department of Homeland Security Workforce Resilience Consensus Study
    In response to a request from the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office of Health Affairs a new IOM committee will conduct a study and prepare a report on how to improve the resilience (physical and mental well-being) of the DHS workforce,...