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Almanac of Policy Issues: Health
Health-related issues, including health insurance coverage, public health initiatives, health-related research, and major federal programs like Medicaid and Medicare, are the focus of this section in the Almanac of Policy Issues.

America's Health: United Health Foundation State Health Rankings 2012-2013
America’s Health Rankings™, the longest running report of its kind, provides an annual analysis of national health on a state-by-state basis and ranking of the healthiest and least healthy states. A new interactive map provides a quick snapshot of 2012 findings nationwide, as well as state-by-state results. The complete report requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader
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Building a Better Delivery System: A New Engineering/Health Care Partnership / Proctor P. Reid, W. Dale Compton, Jerome H. Grossman, and Gary Fanjiang, Editors; Committee on Engineering and the Health Care System, Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Engineering; 2005.
This book attempts to bridge the knowledge/awareness divide separating health care professionals from their potential partners in systems engineering and related disciplines.

Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century / Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, Institute of Medicine; 2001.
This is the second in a series of publications from the IOM's Quality of Health Care in America project recommending a sweeping redesign of the American health care system.

The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care
Brings together researchers in diverse disciplines - including epidemiology, economics, and statistics - focusing in on the accurate description of how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States.

Glossary of Terms Commonly Used in Health Care
The glossary is divided into three sections: (a) health care delivery and financing terms; (b) epidemiological and statistical terms; and (c) accounting and economic terms.
The complete glossary is available in Adobe PDF format.Adobe Acrobat Reader required.

Health Care Comes Home : The Human Factors / Committee on the Role of Human Factors in Home Health Care, Board on Human-Systems Integration,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies; c2011.
This new publication from the NAP reviews the state of current knowledge and practice about many aspects of health care in residential settings recommending critical steps to improve health care in the home.

Health, United States, 2013 with the Twelveth Chartbook With Special Feature on Prescription Drugs.; 2014.   "new"
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Health, United States, 2012 with the Eleventh Chartbook With Special Feature on Emergency care.; 2013.  
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Health, United States, 2011 with the Tenth Chartbook With Special Feature Socioeconomic Status and Health.; 2012.  
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Health, United States, 2010 with the Ninth Chartbook With Special Feature on Death and Dying.; 2011.   Adobe Acrobat Reader required.

Health, United States, 2009 with the Eighth Chartbook With Special Feature on Medical Technology.; 2010.   Adobe Acrobat Reader required.

Health, United States, 2008 with the Seventh Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Young Adults.; 2008.   Adobe Acrobat Reader required.

Health, United States, 2007 with the Sixth Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans with Special Feature on Pain; 2007.   Adobe Acrobat Reader required.

Health, United States, 2006 with the Fifth Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans with Special Feature on Adults 55-64 Years; 2006.  Adobe Acrobat Reader required.

Health, United States, 2005 with the Fourth Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans with Special Feature on Adults 55-64 Years; 2005.  Adobe Acrobat Reader required.

Health, United States, 2004 with the Third Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans  with Special Feature on Drugs; 2004.

Healthy People 2020
Now into its third decade, the latest in this project, Healthy People 2020 provides a framework for prevention for the citizens of the United States. It is a statement of the national health objectives which are designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health while establishing national goals to reduce these threats. Healthy People 2010 Archive was a work-in-process and current when produced, but is no longer maintained and may now be outdated.

Improving Quality and Achieving Equity: A Guide for Hospital Leaders "new"
This publication highlights model practices—hospitals and leaders who are actively engaged in addressing disparities and achieving equity in delivery of healthcare.   Adobe Acrobat Reader required.

Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices / prepared by the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)-Stanford University Evidence-based Practice Center; 2001.
This report represents a first effort to approach the field of patient safety through the lens of evidence-based medicine. The Full Report (1.6 MB) and each of the chapters are available in Adobe PDF Format. Adobe Acrobat Reader required.

Performance Measurement: Accelerating Improvement / prepared by the Committee on Redesigning Health Insurance Performance Measures, Payment, and Performance Improvement Programs; 2006.
This book offers a comprehensive review of available measures and introduces a new framework to examine these measures against the six aims of the health care system: health care should be safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.

Priorities in Health / edited by Dean T. Jamison, Joel G. Breman, Anthony R. Measham, et al; 2006.

Quality Through Collaboration: The Future of Rural Health Care / Committee on The Future of Rural Health Care; Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, Institute of Medicine; 2005.
Building on the innovative Institute of Medicine reports To Err Is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm, Quality Through Collaboration: The Future of Rural Health offers a strategy to address the quality challenges in rural communities.

To Err Is Human : Building a Safer Health System / Linda T. Kohn, Janet M. Corrigan, and Molla S. Donaldson, Editors; Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, Institute of Medicine; 2000.
This book reveals the often startling statistics of medical error and the disparity between the incidence of error and public perception of it by using a detailed case study, the book reviews the current understanding of why these mistakes happen.

The World Health Report 2010 - Health Systems Financing: the Path to Universal Coverage
/ prepared by the World Health Organization. 
First published in 1995, this publication from WHO combines an expert assessment of global health, including statistics relating to all countries, with a focus on a specific subject. Previous reports can be read by clicking here!   Adobe Acrobat Reader required to read and/or print material.



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