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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Institute of Medicine

Last Reviewed: June 2006

This webpage describes a study on the emergency care system in the United States. The study’s goals were to: 

  • Examine the strengths, limitations, and future challenges of the U.S. emergency care system
  • Outline a vision for future emergency care
  • Propose strategies for accomplishing that vision

The page also includes evidence-based reports on emergency care for children, hospital-based emergency care, and emergency medical services. Stakeholders (including the public, policymakers, providers, and educators) can use the reports to guide decision-making in emergency care.

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Suggested Citation


Institute of Medicine Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the US Health System. (2006). The future of emergency care in the United States health system. Annals of emergency medicine, 48(2), 115.