NAM Perspectives are expert commentaries and discussion papers by leading voices in health and health care.
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The National Academy of Medicine’s Perspectives platform extends the National Academies’ convening and advising functions by providing a venue for leading health, medical, science, and policy experts to reflect on issues and opportunities important to the advancement of health, health care, and biomedical science. Perspectives are individually-authored papers that do not reflect consensus positions of the NAM, the National Academies, or the authors’ organizations. They are not reports of the National Academies.
Perspectives come in two forms: commentaries, or brief, op-ed-style opinion pieces; and discussion papers, lengthier peer-reviewed articles that present research, summarize literature, report on field activities, or consider approaches to progress. Authors are not paid, and submissions must be invited by the NAM.
Perspectives are intended to advance the field by spotlighting innovative ideas; sharing information, expertise, and best practices; and promoting dialogue and collaboration among stakeholders. They are frequently cited in media; referenced in academic publications; used as background documents for meetings; adopted in course materials or organizational toolkits; and used as position statements by stakeholder groups, among other outcomes. They are the #1 driver of traffic to NAM.edu.
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More than a decade ago, the board of directors and executive leaders of Virginia Mason (VM) Health System in Seattle, WA, held a series of meetings to determine the future direction of the organization. It was a new century, we had a new CEO, and the Institute ...
Authors: Gary S. Kaplan
November 16, 2012
Diabetes mellitus (DM) and associated complications are increasing in the United States, with prevalence up 40 percent from 2002 to 2010. Randomized controlled studies have shown reductions in the increased cardiovascular disease risk associated with diabetes ...
Authors: Frederick J. Bloom, Jr., Thomas R. Graf, Glenn D. Steele, Jr.
October 19, 2012
Elder abuse is a global public health and human rights issue. Elder abuse includes physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, neglect (both caregiver and self-neglect), and financial exploitation. Despite the evidence suggesting that elder abuse is associated with ...
Authors: XinQi Dong
October 04, 2012
“Communicating with Patients on Health Care Evidence,” presents tested messages and insights for engaging effectively with patients on medical evidence. Developed by individual participants from the IOM’s Evidence Communication Innovation Collabora ...
Authors: Chuck Alston, Lyn Paget, George Halvorson, Bill Novelli, Jim Guest, Patrick McCabe, Karen Hoffman, Christopher Koepke, Melissa Simon, Sharyn Sutton, Sally Okun, Paul Wicks, Tresa Undem, Valerie Rohrbach, Isabelle Von Kohorn
September 25, 2012
The United States has the most technologically advanced health care system in the world. Although we spend far more on health care than any other country in the world, we perform poorly on many health measures, such as life expectancy and infant mortality, com ...
Authors: Rita Redberg
September 21, 2012
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