National Academy of Medicine

Creating a Culture to Promote Shared Decision Making at Group Health

Decades of research from the Dartmouth Atlas have shown that unwarranted variations in elective surgery are pervasi
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It’s a Matter of Life and Death

Support for core public health capacity is diminishing; outbreaks of microbial threats are not. In 2012 there were a number of high-profile threats (see
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Improving Quality and Patient Safety for Vulnerable Populations

Fundamental changes are reshaping the nation’s health care system.  From purchaser and payer demands for greater quality
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Toward Realizing an Ideal National Biosurveillance System

In October 2007, HSPD 21 called for a nationwide biosurveillance capability. Biosurveillance “in the context of human health i
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Making the Case for Hastening Progress Toward Health Equity

Health equity has been defined in many ways, but essentially the concept focuses on promoting social justice rather than eco
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Metrics for Comparing User Experiences in Health IT

In this discussion paper, David Classen, M.D., M.S., from the University of Utah School of Medicine and Pascal Metrics, a patient sa
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It Matters How We Define Health Care Equity

Equity is not a contemporary concept. The Oxford English Dictionary defines equity as “the quality of being fair and impartial: equity of tr
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