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  • The Role of Academic Health Centers in the 21st Century Consensus Study
    This study will examine the current role and status of academic health centers in American society, anticipate intermediate and long-term opportunities and challenges for these institutions, and recommend to the institutions themselves, to policy...
  • Work Environment for Nurses and Patient Safety Consensus Study
    The Institute of Medicine was asked by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the US Department of Health and Human Services to study the working conditions of nurses and their relationship to patient safety.
  • Medicare Coverage of Routine Thyroid Screening Consensus Study
    The Institute of Medicine has been asked to conduct a study on the addition of coverage of routine thyroid screening (using a thyroid stimulating hormone test) as a preventative benefit under title XVIII of the Social Security Act for some or all...
  • Evaluation of Vaccine Purchase Financing in the United States Consensus Study
    The National Immunization Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has commissioned the IOM study to address issues and concerns over the pricing of vaccines and the addition of new vaccine products to the recommended immunization...
  • Consequences of Uninsurance Consensus Study
    This project will assess and consolidate evidence about the health, economic and social consequences of uninsurance for persons without health insurance and their families, health care systems and institutions, and communities as a whole.
  • Review of the Social Security Administration's Disability Decision Process Research Consensus Study
    This committe will provide an independent, unbiased review of the SSA research as it relates to the development of a revised disability decision process including the approach, survey design, and content of the complex, multi-year Disability...
  • Rapid Advance Demonstration Projects: Health Care Finance and Delivery Systems Consensus Study
    The purpose of this project is to recommend to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services a limited number of demonstration experiments (3 or 4) in the area of health care delivery and finance that could be considered for...
  • Identifying Priority Areas for Quality Improvement Consensus Study
    This project will provide advice to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for establishing a limited number of priority conditions (i.e., common, mostly chronic conditions that account for a large share of disease burden and health care ...
  • Health Professions Education Summit Stand Alone Workshop
    This report will develop strategies for restructuring health professions education to advance quality and better prepare health care professionals to practice in the 21st-century health system.
  • Data Standards for Patient Safety Consensus Study
    The purpose of this IOM project is to produce a detailed plan to facilitate the development of data standards applicable to the collection, coding and classification of patient safety information. The plan will apply to both adverse event data and...