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Evidence-Based Medicine and the Changing Nature of Healthcare

2007 IOM Annual Meeting Summary

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Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-11369-4ISBN-10: 0-309-11369-5
Copyright © 2008, National Academy of Sciences.
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The 2007 IOM Annual Meeting provided the opportunity to juxtapose the potential for health care in the 21st century with current shortfalls and to present to important leaders in the field some emerging resources and key policy opportunities that could help transform health care. Discussions focused on four themes: the forces driving the need for better medical evidence; the challenges with which patients and providers must contend; the need to transform the speed and reliability of new medical evidence; and the legislative and policy changes that would enable an evidence-based healthcare system.