Video: AHRQ And Ad Council Encourage Consumers to Ask Questions and Get More Involved in Their Health Care
NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A new series of national public service advertisements designed to encourage consumers to get involved in their health care by knowing and asking appropriate questions when visiting their doctors or other clinicians was launched today by the U.S. Department o...
New AHRQ Study Finds Surgical Errors Cost Nearly $1.5 Billion Annually
ROCKVILLE, Md., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Potentially
preventable medical errors that occur during or after surgery may cost
employers nearly $1.5 billion a year, according to new estimates by HHS'
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
In a study published in the July 28 issue...
New AHRQ Tools Help Pharmacies Better Serve Patients With Limited Health Literacy
ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
today announced two new tools to help pharmacies provide better quality
services to people with limited health literacy. The tools are titled, Is
$4 million AHRQ grant supports research to improve hospital care
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has awarded $4 million over the next four years to a University of Chicago-based research team to establish a Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERT) that will focus on the emerging field of hospital medicine and economics.
Greenway Medical Technologies' EHR Solution, PrimeSuite, Enables Eligible Professionals to Participate in PQRI Through Integration With Outcome Sciences, a 2009 CMS Qualified PQRI Registry
...ctices and physicians with access to clinical research and quality reporting through an industry standards-based approach.
Outcome is also an ahrq
DEcIDE Research Center, a component of the "Effective Health Care" initiative sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Outcome was...
New Spanish-Language Consumer Guides Compare Treatments for Depression, Prostate Cancer and Other Conditions
...for Healthcare Research and Quality.
also released consumer guides in Spanish that comp...parities faced by Hispanics in this country," said ahrq
Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "It is critical t... order free printed copies of the guides, call the ahrq
Publications Clearinghouse at 1-800-358-9295 or se...
New Data Say Uninsured Account for Nearly One-Fifth of Emergency Room Visits
...r capacity for research and decision making," said ahrq
Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "The new database...ectiveness of emergency medical care."
also released its latest Nationwide Inpatient Samp...
HCUP databases can be accessed by using the ahrq
on-line query tool, HCUPnet http://hcupnet.ahrq.g...
American Optometric Association Supports New Federal Health Report Findings: Vision Screening Methods for Seniors are Lacking
...ng Americans should carefully consider.
findings support the importance of regular compreh...ences and policy at the AOA.
In addition, the ahrq
report found that screening for age-related eye di...disease in America expected to double by 2030, the ahrq
findings offer a clear and distinct reason for all...
AHRQ Launches Monthly Health Advice Column and Enhanced Web Site In Spanish
... care issues.
The inaugural advice column, by ahrq
physician Ileana Ponce-Gonzalez, M.D., focuses on ...especially those with limited English proficiency. ahrq
data show that Hispanics are 38 percent less likel...culturally competent information in Spanish," said ahrq
Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. " Consejos de Sal...
TeamHealth Recognized by National Quality Agency
...re, but they often are inhibited by fears of liability and sanctions," said ahrq
Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "PSOs facilitate a shared-learning approac...iew an updated directory of all listed PSOs, including the THPSO, visit the ahrq
PSO website at www.pso.ahrq.gov .
AHRQ in Medical Technology
New AHRQ Study Finds Mixed Evidence on Use of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation for Treating Atrial Fibrillation
ROCKVILLE, Md., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A procedure that sends targeted energy into the heart through a catheter can be used to treat a common type of irregular heartbeat, but little is known about the treatment's long-term benefits and the best methods and circumstances for applying it,...
Value of Genetic Testing for Preventing Blood Clots Unproven, According to New AHRQ Study
ROCKVILLE, Md., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new report by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, there is insufficient evidence to conclude that genetic testing for two gene mutations in adults with a history of blood clots helps to prevent a condition known as deep...
Complications and Costs for Obesity Surgery Declining
...dure need unbiased, science-based evidence of its benefits and risks," said ahrq
Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "All surgeries involve risks, but as newer... hospitals gain experience, as this study shows, risks can decrease."
researchers led by Senior Economist William E. Encinosa, Ph.D., compared co...
AHRQ-Funded Study Finds Lower Risk of Death and Heart Attack in Patients With Drug-Coated Stent Implants Compared to Those With Bare Metal Stents
... in Orlando, Florida.
A team of researchers from Duke University , ahrq
and Kaiser Permanente found that, compared with patients who received bare ...e for decision making by heart disease patients and their physicians," said ahrq
Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "These results should help resolve many li...
Task Force Recommends Using Aspirin to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease When the Benefits Outweigh the Harms
..., the recommendations and materials for clinicians will be available on the ahrq
Web site at http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/uspstf/uspsasmi.htm Previous Task..., summaries of the evidence and related materials are also available on the ahrq
Web site. Clinical information is also available from AHRQ's National Guid...
10-State Project to Study Methods to Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Hospital ICUs
...at we learned in one of our initial patient safety research projects," said ahrq
Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "This new project will help hospitals in t...y serve with the safest, highest quality care possible."
Last October, ahrq
awarded a 3-year, $3 million contract to the Health Research & Educatio...
Behavioral Modification Programs Help Obese Children Manage Their Weight
...already are obese get to a healthier weight,"
Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "AHRQ's new evide...eport may be
ordered free of charge by calling the ahrq
Publications Clearinghouse at
1-800-358-9295 or se...c.gov/dnpabmi/Calculator.aspx .
Note to editors: ahrq
also has a free DVD for families and children age
New Computer-Based Tools Will Help Make Best Use of Genetic Breast Cancer Tests
...pport in identifying which patients will benefit from specific
tests," said ahrq
Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "This work is part of a
broader effort to ...for genetic counseling and evaluation
to measure the need for BRCA testing. ahrq
has also published an
Evidence-based Practice Center report on the impact o...
Modified Insulin Most Effective For Controlling Post-Meal Blood Sugar Levels
...sed Practice Center in Baltimore, one of 14 such centers that
are funded by ahrq
through its Effective Health Care program. The report
represents a systemat...h diabetes, what is good for one patient may not
be good for another," said ahrq
Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "This
report offers an important reminder ...
Task Force Says Men Age 75 and Older Should Not Be Screened For Prostate Cancer
...www.ahrq.gov/clinic/uspstf/uspsprca.htm . Previous Task
Force recommendations, summaries of the evidence, and related materials are
available from the ahrq
Publications Clearinghouse by calling (800)
358-9295 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . Clinical
information is also available from AHRQ...
AHRQ in Biological News
Musculoskeletal center wins $2.2 million for drug safety
...rofessionals, drug manufacturers, the FDA and the Agency for Healthcare and Quality (AHRQ), an agency within the Department Health and Human Services. ahrq
awarded the $2.2 million to UAB.
The UAB CERTs is one of only 14 such centers in the nation, and the only center devoted to the study of bone and j...
AHRQ in Biological Technology
Stonegate Report About Unigene Laboratories Inc.
such as Fortical(R), could dramatically increase.
New study by the ahrq
shifts the risk/reward argument in the favor of
lower risk - In December 20... are not more effective than
alternative osteoporosis treatments. With this ahrq
study revealing that
potencies of the various treatments are indistinguisha...