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.
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.
In the Nation's Compelling Interest: Ensuring Diversity in the ...
Released: February 05, 2004
The report examines institutional and policy-level strategies - defined as specific policies and programs of health professions schools, their associations and accreditation bodies, health care systems/organizations, and state and federal governments - to increase diversity among health professionals.
Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of Women with Breast ...
Released: January 28, 2004
Meeting Psychosocial Needs of Women with Breast Cancer examines the psychological consequences of the cancer experience. The report focuses specifically on breast cancer in women because this group has the largest survivor population (over two million) and is the most extensively studied cancer from the standpoint of psychological effects.
Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of ...
Released: November 03, 2003
Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses identifies solutions to problems in hospital, nursing home, and other health care organization work environments that threaten patient safety through their effect on nursing care. A companion to the Institute of Medicine's earlier patient safety report, To Err is Human, the report puts forth a blueprint of actions that all health care organizations which rely on nurses should take.
Research Training in Psychiatry Residency: Strategies for ...
Released: October 08, 2003
The number of adult and child and adolescent psychiatrist-researchers does not seem to be keeping pace with the needs and opportunities that exist in brain and behavioral medicine. An IOM committee conducted a broad review of the state of patient-oriented research training in the context of the psychiatric residency, and considered the obstacles to such training and strategies for overcoming those obstacles. Careful consideration was given to the demands of clinical training.
Who Will Keep the Public Healthy? : Health and Medicine ...
Released: August 04, 2003
On May 22, 2003 in Washington, DC the Institute of Medicine held a workshop to explore the recently released report, Who Will Keep the Public Healthy? Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. Representatives of the public health practice and academic communities joined to review the report and to discuss how to proceed to implement the recommendations of this report. This summary is a report of that meeting. It includes suggestions from the six workgroups for next steps necessary to move forward in implementing the recommendations.
Academic Health Centers: Leading Change in the 21st ...
Released: July 16, 2003
Academic Health Centers: Leading Change in the 21st Century, identifies actions by AHCs, as well as public policy steps, that will enable AHCs to respond to current trends; it also describes three strategic management systems that all AHCs will need to establish to enable a more coordinated and cohesive system.
Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality : Health and ...
Released: April 18, 2003
On June 17-18, 2002 over 150 leaders and experts from health professions education, regulation, policy, advocacy, quality, and industry attended the Health Professions Education Summit to discuss and help the committee develop strategies for restructuring clinical education to be consistent with the principles of the 21st-century health system.
Improving Palliative Care for Cancer: Summary and ...
Released: April 04, 2003
The National Cancer Policy Board undertook this study to identify the barriers and challenges that limit palliative care and to propose solutions. The report identifies the special needs of cancer patients and the importance of the clinical and research establishment involved in cancer care to take a leadership role in modeling the best quality care from diagnosis to death for all Americans.