quences of medical treatment in terms of what is important to those being treated and leads to disease management. During the ensuing discussion an initiative called integrated patient-centered care, which goes beyond disease management by considering the whole person, was described. A lively discussion centered around the issue of conflict of interest in industry-funded research.

In conclusion, prevailing themes throughout the workshop were the need for research to determine what does and does not work in treatment, diagnosis, and prevention; the need to translate basic science research into clinical recommendations, and clinical guidelines into consistently practiced best evidence-based care; and the need to transform the professional health care culture into a team effort. Participants recognized the trend toward a consumer-driven health care system, and they affirmed their commitment to the public good. They came away from the workshop with a clearer understanding of each others’ views and a commitment to search for unique solutions to the nation’s health care questions and to work together to apply them.

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