Abstract

The 1991 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report "Disability in America" and the 1997 IOM report "Enabling America" highlighted disability as a topic of public health action and scientific inquiry. The reports also offered recommendations on the prevention of disability and the role of rehabilitation science and engineering. For this report, which was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Institutes of Health, a new IOM committee was charged with reviewing developments since the publication of the earlier IOM reports. As agreed upon with the study's sponsors, the review focused on several topics, including methodological and policy issues related to the definition, measurement, and monitoring of disability; trends in the amount, types, and causes of disability; secondary health conditions and aging with disability; transitions for young people with disabilities from pediatric to adult health care services; assistive technologies and supportive physical environments; coverage of assistive technologies and risk adjustment of payments to health plans; and directions for research.


Type

Book

Publisher

National Academies Press (US)

ISBN
978-0-309-10472-2

Creators

Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Disability in America (Author)
Field, Marilyn J. (Editor)
Jette, Alan M. (Editor)

Place

Washington (DC)

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