Perspectives: The NAM’s Weekly Health Periodical


NAM Perspectives are expert commentaries and discussion papers by leading voices in health, medicine, biomedical science, and related policy. New papers are published online once a week. 

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Special Publications

Special publications are monograph- or book-length reviews on issues of importance to the NAM mission. They describe the key elements of an issue, summarize and assess the nature of the evidence base, and present priority strategies or actions. Recommendations or opinions are those of the authors/editors, not of the NAM, the National Academies, or authors’ organizations.

NAM Discussion Proceedings


NAM Discussion Proceedings combine a traditional meeting summary, which presents an overview of discussions held at a meeting free of opinion or elaboration, with an opportunity for rapporteurs, external experts, and volunteers to highlight priority areas or key themes that arise over the course of a meeting. NAM Discussion Proceedings are peer-reviewed by external experts to ensure the integrity of the meeting summary and the priority areas highlighted therein.

Featured Consensus Studies


Consensus study reports published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine document the evidence-based consensus on a statement of task by an authoring committee of experts. Reports typically include findings, conclusions, and recommendations based on information gathered by the committee and the committee’s deliberations. Each report has been subjected to a rigorous and independent peer-review process and represents the position of the National Academies on the statement of task.  More consensus studies>>

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