National Academy of Medicine

Healing Humankind One Patient at a Time

Four years ago, UCLA’s medical center was ranked as an honor-roll hospital by U.S. News and World Report—but our patients would seldom “refer us
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A Path to Accountable Care

With all the attention being paid to emerging accountable care organizations throughout the country, a California model is delivering measurable results. Cat
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Continuous Adoption of Best Practices: The New Normal

The health care field is filled with committed and passionate professionals from all disciplines delivering and improving patient c
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Surgical Complexity Initiative

A basic aim of effective and efficient health care is ensuring the right match between the patient’s condition and the setting for the patient’s care. Wi
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Controlling Costs: A Distinction and Our Choice

Amidst the politicized and polarized debate on health care policy, it is encouraging to know that the goal of this discussion remains unc
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Taking Aim at the Right Targets

Despite past efforts to improve patient safety—and there has been effort and activity aplenty—routine safety processes continue to fail routinely. Poor
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IOM Announces Perspectives

I am pleased to introduce Perspectives, a new category of written products from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Perspectives comprise two forms—commentaries
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Innovating to Improve Care and Manage Costs

The challenging economics of health care require today’s innovators to demonstrate value against a number of criteria, including access to c
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Attributes of a Health Literate Organization

What Is a Health Literate Organization? This paper describes ten attributes of a health literate organization, that is, an organization tha
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