The Institute of Medicine (IOM) introduces the "Future of Emergency Care" series set, a three-book series that examines the future of emergency care in the United States health system. Each volume in the series provides an in-depth analysis of emergency care and explores broad system-wide concerns. Recommendations for addressing pediatric and pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services matters, as well as hospital-based emergency department issues, are addressed in each respective volume."The Future of Emergency Care" series focuses on three key areas in emergency care and offers recommendations on: pre-hospital emergency care; hospital-based emergency care; and, pediatric emergency and trauma care. The IOM's Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System was tasked with examining the state of emergency care in the United States. Their findings and recommendations are found in this three-book series that offers a vision for the future of emergency and trauma care.
The scope of the IOM study addresses the full range of emergency care services, including: 9-1-1 and medical dispatch; pre-hospital EMS including ground and air medical services; and, hospital-based emergency and trauma care for both adults and children.