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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

This study was supported by Contract No. HHSP233200800008T, Task Order #21 between the National Academy of Sciences and the Emergency Care Coordination Center, part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the Department of Health and Human Services; other contributors include the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the workshop participants and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

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Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2009. National Emergency Care Enterprise: Advancing Care Through Collaboration: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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