This report has been reviewed by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council's Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the authors and the Institute of Medicine in making the published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The content of the review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their participation in the review of this report: Barbara J. McNeil, MD, PhD, Department of Health and Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Velvet Miller, PhD, Children's Futures, Princeton, NJ; Fitzhugh Mullen, MD, Contributing Editor, Health Affairs, Bethesda, MD; Neal Vanselow, MD, Rio Verde, AZ; and Virginia Weldon, MD, Center for the Study of American Business, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
The individuals listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, but responsibility for the final content of this report rests solely with the authoring committee and the Institute of Medicine.