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  • Committee on Accounting for SES in Medicare Payment Programs Consensus Study
    An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will convene a committee to recommend a definition of socioeconomic status (SES) relevant to Medicare quality measurement and payment programs; to identify the SES...
  • Diagnostic Error in Health Care Consensus Study
    An IOM committee evaluated the existing knowledge about diagnostic error in health care from a patient safety perspective. The committee examined definitions of diagnostic error and illustrative examples; the epidemiology, burden of harm, and costs...
  • Improving the Quality of Cancer Care: Addressing the Challenges of an Aging Population Consensus Study
    An IOM committee will examine issues in the quality of cancer care with a specific focus on the demographic changes that will rapidly accelerate the number of new cancer diagnoses at a time when workforce shortages are predicted. The goal of this...
  • Workshop on The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment Stand Alone Workshop
    The IOM will host a public workshop to discuss how the use of telehealth technology can fit into the U.S. health care system. At the workshop, a panel will speak on the potential for telehealth to serve geographically isolated individuals and extend ...
  • Patient Safety and Health Information Technology Consensus Study
    The IOM will review the available evidence and the experience from the field on how the use of health information technology (HIT) affects the safety of patient care and make recommendations on how public and private actors can maximize the safety...
  • Geographic Variation in Health Care Spending and Promotion of High-Value Care Consensus Study
    Understanding why health care costs vary from place to place is an essential step in promoting better quality health and health care in the United States. The IOM will conduct a study on the variation in health care spending and utilization among...
  • Pediatric Health and Health Care Quality Measures Consensus Study
    An ad hoc study committee has been formed to provide guidance to Congress on the extent and quality of efforts to measure child health status and the quality of health care for children across the age span and in relation to preventive care,...
  • Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines Consensus Study
    The committee will conduct a study to recommend standards for developing clinical practice guidelines and recommendations.
  • Standards for Systematic Reviews of Comparative Effectiveness Research Consensus Study
    An ad hoc committee will conduct a study to recommend methodologic standards for systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness research on health and health care.
  • Regionalizing Emergency Care Stand Alone Workshop
    The Institute of Medicine convened policymakers and thought leaders from the emergency care field to discuss strategies for creating regionalized, accountable, and coordinated emergency care systems, as envisioned in the 2006 Future of Emergency...