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Press Release: Urgent Change Needed to Improve Diagnosis in Health Care or Diagnostic Errors Will Likely Worsen, Says New Report
Released: 9/22/2015

Most people will experience at least one diagnostic error -- an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis -- in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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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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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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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: Increased Use of Psychological Testing Would Strengthen Process for Social Security Disability Determination
Released: 4/10/2015

WASHINGTON – Broader use of standardized psychological testing for applicants submitting disability claims to the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) should improve the accuracy and consistency of disability determinations, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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Institute of Medicine Names Four Anniversary Fellows for 2014
Released: 10/20/2014

The Institute of Medicine has selected four outstanding health professionals for the class of 2014 Institute of Medicine Anniversary Fellows. Chosen from excellent groups of nominees, they were selected based on their professional qualifications, reputations as scholars, professional accomplishments, and relevance of current field expertise to the work of the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

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What You Read in 2013

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the year 2013.

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National Cancer Institute Develops Checklist to Determine Readiness of an Omics Test

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) developed a checklist with 30 criteria for determining the readiness of an omics test for use in guiding patient care in clinical trials, based on the principles set forth in the IOM report Evolution of Translational Omics: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward. The checklist will be used when reviewing proposals for NCI-sponsored clinical trials in which omics tests will guide care.

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New IOM Report Provides Guidance for Improving Resilience of DHS Work Force
Released: 9/12/2013

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security should develop and promote a unified strategy and common vision to build and sustain work-force readiness and resilience across the entire agency, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences.

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U.S. Faces Crisis in Cancer Care Because of Aging Population, Rising Costs, Complexity of Care, Says New Report; Shift Needed Toward Patient-Centered, Evidence-Based Care
Released: 9/10/2013

Delivery of cancer care in the U.S. is facing a crisis stemming from a combination of factors - a growing demand for such care, a shrinking oncology work force, rising costs of cancer care, and the complexity of the disease and its treatment, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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  • Questions for Patients with Cancer to Ask Their Care Team (PDF)
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