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Definition of Institute of Medicine

Institute of Medicine: A nonprofit organization established in 1970 as a component of the US National Academy of Sciences that works outside the framework of government to provide evidence-based research and recommendations for public health and science policy. Abbreviated IOM. The IOM is also an honorific membership organization.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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