When you hear about all the problems health care systems face today, it’s easy to grow discouraged. But every day, people all over the world are making differences on a local level. In this lesson, you’ll learn about a 2001 report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that laid out six simple aims that have since guided countless improvements in health care and inspired people across the globe. Then you’ll hear from agents of change describing improvements in the real world.
Estimated Time of Completion: 30 minutes
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. List the six dimensions of health care outlined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2001, which should be the focus of improvement efforts.
2. Give specific examples of how organizations have overcome significant quality challenges related to one or more of the IOM aims.
3. Conduct your own research on the quality and safety of a local hospital or health care system.
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You must achieve a minimum score of
% to successfully complete this lesson.