care are also discussed. Chapter 3 reviews the quality assurance and improvement strategies currently in use and assesses the extent to which they are appropriate, effective, and adequate. Chapter 4 details the study plan envisioned for a more comprehensive examination of the key issues and questions raised in the preceding chapters. Chapter 5 presents the committee's conclusion about why such an examination should be conducted and how the IOM is uniquely situated to carry it out.
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