Informing The Future

CRITICAL ISSUES IN HEALTH

THIRD EDITION



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Informing the Future: Critical Issues in Health, Third Edition Informing The Future CRITICAL ISSUES IN HEALTH THIRD EDITION

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Informing the Future: Critical Issues in Health, Third Edition INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20001 Funding: This document was produced using internal IOM funds. The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit, self-perpetuating society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. Upon the authority of the charter granted to it by the Congress in 1863, the Academy has a mandate that requires it to advise the federal government on scientific and technical matters. Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone is president of the National Academy of Sciences. The National Academy of Engineering was established in 1964, under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, as a parallel organization of outstanding engineers. It is autonomous in its administration and in the selection of its members, sharing with the National Academy of Sciences the responsibility for advising the federal government. The National Academy of Engineering also sponsors engineering programs aimed at meeting national needs, encourages education and research, and recognizes the superior achievements of engineers. Dr. Wm. A. Wulf is president of the National Academy of Engineering. The Institute of Medicine was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to secure the services of eminent members of appropriate professions in the examination of policy matters pertaining to the health of the public. The Institute acts under the responsibility given to the National Academy of Sciences by its congressional charter to be an adviser to the federal government and, upon its own initiative, to identify issues of medical care, research, and education. Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg is president of the Institute of Medicine. The National Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy's purposes of furthering knowledge and advising the federal government. Functioning in accordance with general policies determined by the Academy, the Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The Council is administered jointly by both Academies and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone and Dr. Wm. A. Wulf are chair and vice chair, respectively, of the National Research Council. Copyright 2005 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America

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Informing the Future: Critical Issues in Health, Third Edition “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” —Goethe INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES Advising the Nation. Improving Health.

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Informing the Future: Critical Issues in Health, Third Edition Contents     Institute of Medicine: Advising the Nation, Improving Health   1     Making America’s Health Care As Good As It Should Be   3     Health Risks and Public Policy: Perception and Reality   11     Guiding Biomedical and Clinical Research   19     The Nation’s Future: Children and Youth   29     Global Health   41     Protecting the Health of Those Who Protect the Nation   49     The Power of Convening   59     Fellowship Programs at the Institute of Medicine   73     Recent and Upcoming Reports   77     Contact Us   121

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