National Academy of Medicine

The Lean Approach to Health Care: Safety, Quality, and Cost

More than a decade ago, the board of directors and executive leaders of Virginia Mason (VM) Health System in Seattle, WA, held
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Rapid Evidence Adoption to Improve Health Outcomes

The translation of new evidence into reliable practice typically takes years and sometimes decades. For interventions with a strong e
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Improved Patient Outcomes in 3 Years with a System of Cure for Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (DM) and associated complications are increasing in the United States, with prevalence up 40 p
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Personalized Medicine: Innovation to Clinical Execution

With personalized medicine, researchers use extremely sophisticated data analysis to separate a large population of people who us
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Elder Abuse and the Contagion of Violence: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Elder abuse is a global public health and human rights issue. Elder abuse includes physical, sexual, and emotional abu
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Core Principles & Values of Effective Team-Based Health Care

This Discussion Paper, “Core Principles & Values of Effective Team-Based Health Care,” presents basic princip
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Support Title X and Family Planning

Family planning is one of the 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio
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Communicating with Patients on Health Care Evidence

“Communicating with Patients on Health Care Evidence,” presents tested messages and insights for engaging effectively wi
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Less Is More

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
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