Publications from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide objective and straightforward advice to decision makers and the public. This site includes Health and Medicine Division (HMD) publications released after 1998. A complete list of HMD’s publications from its establishment in 1970 to the present is available as a PDF.
Measuring Respirator Use in the Workplace : Health and ...
Released: January 24, 2007
As part of a multifaceted look at the inherited and evolving portfolio of the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, the laboratory asked the National Academies to undertake a special look at the informational underpinnings of the respirator use program in mid-2005 and to report back expeditiously with recommendations.
Hospital-Based Emergency Care: At the Breaking Point ...
Released: June 13, 2006
The Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System was convened in 2003 to examine the state of emergency care in the U.S., to create a vision for the future of emergency care, including trauma care, and to make recommendations to help the nation achieve that vision. Hospital-Based Emergency Care: At the Breaking Point explores the changing role of the hospital emergency department and describes the national epidemic of overcrowded emergency departments and trauma centers.
Emergency Care for Children: Growing Pains : Health and ...
Released: June 13, 2006
Despite the lifesaving feats performed every day by emergency departments and ambulance services, the nation's emergency medical system as a whole is overburdened, underfunded, and highly fragmented, says this series of three reports from the Institute of Medicine. Emergency Care for Children: Growing Pains describes the unique challenges of emergency care for children.
Emergency Medical Services At the Crossroads : Health and ...
Released: June 13, 2006
Despite the lifesaving feats performed every day by emergency departments and ambulance services, the nation's emergency medical system as a whole is overburdened, underfunded, and highly fragmented, says this series of three reports from the Institute of Medicine. Emergency Medical Services at the Crossroads describes the development of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems over the last forty years and the fragmented system that exists today.
Ensuring an Infectious Disease Workforce: Education and ...
Released: February 24, 2006
A workshop was held June 12-13, 2003, in which presentations and discussion addressed the practical application of technologies, methodologies, and practices related to infectious disease surveillance, prevention, research, and control.
Healers Abroad: Americans Responding to the Human ...
Released: April 19, 2005
Healers Abroad: Americans Responding to the Human Resource Crisis in HIV/AIDS, recommends that the federal government create and fund an umbrella organization called the United States Global Health Service (GHS) to mobilize the nation's best health care professionals and other experts to help combat HIV/AIDS in hard-hit African, Caribbean, and Southeast Asian countries.
Assessing the Quality of Cancer Care: An Approach to ...
Released: April 06, 2005
Assessing the Quality of Cancer Care: An Approach to Measurement in Georgia describes and recommends a set of 52 quality indicators with which the Georgia Cancer Coalition can measure Georgia's progress in improving cancer care and reducing the number of cancer cases and deaths.
Quality Through Collaboration: The Future of Rural Health ...
Released: November 01, 2004
Rural America is a vital component of American society. Representing nearly 20 percent of the population, rural communities, like urban landscapes, are rich in cultural diversity. However, the smaller, poorer, and more isolated a rural community is, the more difficult it is to ensure the availability of high-quality health services. The Institute of Medicine report, Quality Through Collaboration: The Future of Rural Health examines the quality of health care in rural America.
1st Annual Crossing the Quality Chasm Summit: A Focus on ...
Released: September 14, 2004
On January 6 and 7, 2004, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) hosted the 1st Annual Crossing the Quality Chasm Summit, convening a diverse group of national and community health care leaders to pool their knowledge and resources with regard to strategies for improving patient care for five common chronic illnesses: asthma, depression, diabetes, heart failure, and pain control in advanced cancer.
Improving Medical Education: Enhancing the Behavioral and ...
Released: March 24, 2004
In the report, the committee concluded that there is inadequate information available to sufficiently describe behavioral and social science curriculum content, teaching techniques, and assessment methodologies in U.S. medical schools and recommends development of a new national behavioral and social science database.