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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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The IOM Report: 7 Years Later

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The questions on everyone's minds:

  • "Are we any any safer today than we were 7 years ago?"
  • "What can we do to be safer?"


The problem is that we don't know because
We don't really know how to measure safety
We don't really know which conditions enhance safety
We don't really know which interventions work best

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