made many modifications in response to its recommendations for improving the National Survey of Health and Activity. The committee believes that the blueprint for action it recommends for developing and implementing a disability monitoring system for Social Security programs, and for needed research relating to the redesign of the disability decision process will contribute toward a significantly improved and efficient system of measuring and monitoring work disability that will better inform public policy and serve the public. This blueprint is worthy of full funding and adequate staffing support by both the Congress and the executive branch of government.



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