provided an opportunity to engage congressional and other federal policy leaders in a discussion of emergency care issues. All workshops featured invited presentations and structured discussions. In addition, time was reserved at each workshop for attendees to pose questions to IOM committee members and the invited panelists.

This report summarizes the proceedings of the workshops. Each regional workshop began with an overview of the findings and recommendations from the three reports on the future of emergency care. Those findings and recommendations are summarized in the next chapter. The remainder of the report devotes one chapter to each of the workshops. The agendas of the workshops are found in Appendix A and a list of attendees appears in Appendix B. Appendix C contains a glossary of the acronyms used in this document.

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