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Press Release: U.S. Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates Around 6 Percent for Those Occurring Outside of a Hospital; New IOM Report Recommends Strategies to Improve Survival Rates
Released: 6/30/2015

Cardiac arrest strikes almost 600,000 people each year, killing the vast majority of those individuals, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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  • Report Brief (PDF)
  • Know the Difference between Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest (PDF)
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Health Care Wait Times Vary Greatly Throughout U.S.; New IOM Report Calls for Putting Patients and Families First Using Approaches Applied Successfully in Other Sectors
Released: 6/29/2015

Tremendous variability in wait times for health care appointments exists throughout the U.S., ranging from same day service to several months, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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  • Report Brief (PDF)
  • Key-Findings-Recommendations (PDF)
  • Key Principles (PDF)
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What You're Reading - May 2015

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of May 2015.

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National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine Announce Initiative on Human Gene Editing

The National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine are launching a major initiative to guide decision making about controversial new research involving human gene editing.

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What You're Reading - April 2015

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of April 2015.

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Press Release: Institute of Medicine to Become National Academy of Medicine
Released: 4/28/2015

Today, at its 152nd annual meeting, the membership of the National Academy of Sciences voted to change the name of the Institute of Medicine to the National Academy of Medicine.

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Fifteen ‘Vital Signs’ for Assessing and Monitoring Progress of the Nation’s Health Identified in New IOM Report
Released: 4/28/2015

A new report from the Institute of Medicine presents 15 “vital signs” or core measures for tracking progress toward improved health and health care in the U.S.

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  • Infographic (HTML)
  • Infographic- Print Version (PDF)
  • Recommendations (PDF)
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Press Release: Building Healthier Communities Should Be a Priority When Preparing for and Recovering From Disasters
Released: 4/15/2015

U.S. communities and federal agencies should more intentionally seek to create healthier communities during disaster preparation and recovery efforts – something that rarely happens now, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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Press Release: Age-Related Changes in the Brain Can Have Significant Impact on Individuals, Society; Report Identifies Three Top Actions to Help Promote Cognitive Health
Released: 4/14/2015

Gradual and variable change in mental functions that occurs naturally as people age, not as part of a neurological disease such as Alzheimer’s disease, is one of the most challenging health issues encountered by older adults, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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