National Academy of Medicine

Developing a Global Curriculum for Regulators

The IOM report Ensuring Safe Foods and Medical Products Through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad found that a lack of workforce training
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Engaging Health in Decision Making: The Marcellus Shale and Sustainability

Business and government often respond rapidly, without engaging health professionals, in their efforts to solv
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A New Global Development Goal for the World’s Youngest Children

For the global development community, 2015 is a pivotal year. Under United Nations leadership, multilateral organizations
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Helping Consumers Understand and Use Health Insurance in 2014

We are entering a critical time in health care in the United States. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)
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A Win for the Learning Health System

A central tenet of the learning health system philosophy is that evidence development should be part of care delivery. Furthermore, it should be po
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Transparency: A Patient’s Right to Know

A generation ago, the doctor always knew best. Medical decision-making was cloaked in secrecy. Medical charts and X-rays were handled clandestinel
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Getting Serious About the Social Determinants of Health

We have long known that factors outside of medical care — race, education, housing, income, and other social determinants are th
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Public Health Laboratories in an Age of Austerity

The complex public health laboratory (PHL) system in the United States provides and assures a wide range of services and activities. T
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Achieving Clinical Quality and Patient Safety: Education and Research as Critical Success Factors

Health care delivery is changing in virtually every domain — affecting primary, tertiar
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From Pilots to Practice: Speeding the Movement of Successful Pilots to Effective Practice

In this discussion paper, authors identify practical strategies for improving health care and r
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