IOM Domains of Quality
The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.
MEPS collects data on the specific health services that Americans use, how frequently they use them, the cost of these services, and how they are paid for, as well as data on the cost, scope, and breadth of...
This Web site provides a wide range of resources on HIV/AIDS research, clinical trials, prevention, and treatment. It offers quick access to federally approved HIV/AIDS-related information for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families and friends; health care providers; researchers; and national and community organizations. Much of the information is available in both English and Spanish.
This Web site includes the following major sections:
- Clinical Guidelines portal...
This flow sheet, derived from the 2006 update of an American Society of Clinical Oncology guideline, provides a tool for documenting the rationale and details for administration of white blood cell growth factors (colony-stimulating factors).
This flow sheet enables providers to record the following information:
- Patient information
- Justification for use
- Primary administration (preventive)
- Secondary administration (preventive)
- Therapeutic use...
This cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of cervical cancer.
This summary addresses the following topics:
- General information
- Cellular classification
- Stage information
- Treatment option overview
- Stage 0 cervical cancer
- Stage IA cervical cancer
- Stage IB cervical cancer
- Stage IIA cervical cancer
This document is intended for occupational health professionals and other clinicians who are responsible for physical and mental health oversight of workers who have deployed or worked in hurricane disaster response. This tool offers guidance for screening workers who may have been exposed to potential work-related adverse health consequences as a result of working in unclean or unstable work environments, such as hurricane recovery areas.
This tool addresses the following topics:...
The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). NDDIC was established to increase knowledge and understanding about digestive diseases among people with these conditions and their families, health care professionals, and the general public. To carry out this mission, NDDIC works closely with a coordinating panel of representatives from Federal agencies,...
This 13-page booklet will help women learn more about the importance of physical activity and healthy eating in their daily lives. It will also help them talk with their health care providers about these topics and set healthy goals.
This guide presents the following information:
- Getting started (questions for women to answer for themselves and to discuss with their health care provider)
- Talking with my health care provider (ideas on how to start a conversation with...
This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural and linguistic cultural competence in health, mental health, and human service settings. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of beliefs, attitudes, values, and practices that foster cultural and linguistic competence at the individual or practitioner level.
This checklist can be used to assess cultural and linguistic competence in the following areas:
This summary provides patients with information about colorectal cancer screening.
This summary addresses the following topics:
- What is screening?
- General information about colorectal cancer
- Colorectal cancer screening
- Tests commonly used to screen for colorectal cancer
- New tests being studied in clinical trials
- Risks of colorectal cancer screening
This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for prostate cancer.
Topics addressed include:
- Does the USPSTF recommend prostate cancer screening?
- How effective is prostate cancer screening?
- What are the potential harms of prostate cancer screening?
- How effective is prostate cancer treatment?
- What are the potential harms of prostate cancer treatment?
- What should...