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AHRQ Announces Next Phase of Its Evidence-Based Practice Center Program
Date:10/9/2007

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality today announced the 14 institutions that will comprise the third iteration of its Evidence-Based Practice Centers program.

AHRQ's EPCs conduct research syntheses and analyses of the scientific literature on clinical and other health care delivery issues and produce reports and technology assessments on the evidence. The resulting reports are used by federal and state agencies, private-sector professional societies, health delivery systems, providers, payers, and others committed to evidence- based health care. Since the program was created in 1997, the EPCs have produced and published nearly 200 evidence reports on a variety of health care topics.

"The EPC program has risen to the challenge of harnessing the research data and making it relevant for decision makers in the health care arena," said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "The reports generated from the program continue to provide meaningful information to clinicians, patients, and others so they can make better informed health care decisions."

The EPCs will develop reports of the scientific literature in the following focus areas:

-- U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, where they will conduct systematic

reviews of the evidence on specific topics in clinical prevention and

provide technical support that will serve as the scientific basis for

Task Force recommendations;

-- AHRQ's Technology Assessment Program, where they will assess the

clinical utility of medical interventions to assist the Centers for

Medicare & Medicaid Services make informed decisions regarding its

Medicare program;

-- The Generalist Program, for which they will continue producing numerous

reports each year with private and federal partners on a range of

clinical, behavioral, economic, and health care delivery topics;

-- The Effective Health Care Program, for which they will provide high-

quality, reliable data in the form of comparative effectiveness reviews

to help patients, clinicians, and policymakers make the best health

care decisions, and

-- The Scientific Resource Center, through which they will provide

scientific and methodologic technical support to the Generalist and

Effective Health Care programs.

Of the 14 5-year contracts awarded, the University of Connecticut and Vanderbilt are new to the EPC program. The EPCs and their directors are as follows:

-- Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Technology Evaluation Center;

Naomi Aronson, Ph.D.

-- Duke University; Douglas C. McCrory, M.D.

-- ECRI Institute; Karen M. Schoelles, M.D., S.M.

-- Johns Hopkins University; Eric B. Bass, M.D., M.P.H.

-- McMaster University; Parminder Raina, Ph.D.

-- New England Medical Center Hospitals; Joseph Lau, M.D.

-- Oregon Health & Science University; Mark Helfand, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.

-- RAND Corporation; Paul Shekelle, M.D., Ph.D.

-- RTI International; Meera Viswanathan, Ph.D.

-- University of Alberta; Terry P. Klassen, M.D., M.Sc., and Brian Rowe,

M.D., M.Sc.

-- University of Connecticut, C. Michael White, PharmD.

-- University of Minnesota; Robert L. Kane, M.D. and Timothy J. Wilt,

M.D., M.P.H.

-- University of Ottawa, David Moher, Ph.D.

-- Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Katherine Hartman, M.D., Ph.D.

For more about the Evidence-based Practice Center program, go to http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/epcix.htm.


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