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Briefing Date:06/13/2006
Topic:Hospital-Based Emergency Care: At the Breaking Point; Emergency Medical Services: At the Crossroads; and Emergency Care for Children: Growing Pains

The National Academies
Institute of Medicine
Board on Health Care Services
Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System

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Congressional Briefings
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
430 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 2:00 p.m.
and
2318 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 4:00 p.m.

And

Friday, July 14, 2006
B-343C Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
2409 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 2:00 p.m.
and
Thursday, July 20, 2006
1102 Longworth House Office Bldg. – 4:00 p.m.

on

Three Reports from the Future of Emergency Care Series:

Hospital-Based Emergency Care: At the Breaking Point
Emergency Medical Services: At the Crossroads
and
Emergency Care for Children: Growing Pains

Requested by Congress in P.L. 108-199, the Institute of Medicine has produced three reports examining the state of emergency care in the United States: Emergency Care for Children: Growing Pains, which analyzes pediatric emergency services, care planning, funding, training, and research, Emergency Medical Services at the Crossroads, which addresses the role of emergency medical services in the health care system, planning, funding, workforce, professional education, and research priorities, and Hospital-Based Emergency Care: At the Breaking Point, which describes the role of the emergency department within the hospital and health care system, patient flow and information technology, workforce issues, patient safety and quality of services, research, and special challenges in rural settings.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The reports were publicly released on June 14, 2006 and can be found, in their entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press through the links in the paragraph above.

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