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Topic Suggestion Description

Date submitted: August 14, 2009

Briefly describe a specific question, or set of related questions, about a health care test or treatment that this program should consider.
prostate,colorectal,and lung cancer screening for nursing home residents---does it have any validity
Does your question include a comparison of different health care approaches? (If no, your topic will still be considered.)
yes
If yes, explain the specific technologies, devices, drugs, or interventions you would like to see compared:
Johns Hopkins screening procedures
What patients or group(s) of patients does your question apply to? (Please include specific details such as age range, gender, coexisting diagnoses, and indications for therapy.)
As noted above
Are there subgroups of patients that your question might apply to? (For example, an ethnic group, stage or severity of a disease.)
Ashkenazik Jews
Describe the health-related benefits you are interested in. (For example, improvements in patient symptoms or problems from treatment or diagnosis.)
Improved survival rates
Describe any health-related risks, side effects, or harms that you are concerned about.
risks of false positive results

Appropriateness for EHC Program

Does your question include a health care drug, intervention, device, or technology available (or likely to be available) in the U.S.?
yes
Which priority area(s) and population(s) does this topic apply to? (check all that apply)
EHC Priority Conditions (updated in 2008)
AHRQ Priority Populations
  • Low income groups
  • Minority groups
  • Elderly
Federal Health Care Program

Importance

Describe why this topic is important.
possibility of improved survival rates
What specifically motivated you to ask this question? (For example, you are developing a clinical guideline, working with a policy with large uncertainty about the appropriate approach, costly intervention, new research you have read, items in the media you may have seen, a clinical practice dilemma you know of, etc.)
personal experiences
Does your question represent uncertainty for clinicians and/or policy-makers? (For example, variations in clinical care, controversy in what constitutes appropriate clinical care, or a policy decision.)
yes
If yes, please explain:
geriatricians

Potential Impact

How will an answer to your research question be used or help inform decisions for you or your group?
improved survival rates
Describe the timeframe in which an answer to your question is needed.
3 months
Describe any health disparities, inequities, or impact on vulnerable populations your question applies to.
as described

Nominator Information

Other Information About You: (optional)
Please choose a description that best describes your role or perspective: (you may select more than one category if appropriate)
  • Physician
Are you making a suggestion as an individual or on behalf of an organization?
Individual