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Topic Suggestion Description

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Date submitted: September 24, 2011

Briefly describe a specific question, or set of related questions, about a health care test or treatment that this program should consider.
Reproductive health among urban slump
Does your question include a comparison of different health care approaches? (If no, your topic will still be considered.)
If yes, explain the specific technologies, devices, drugs, or interventions you would like to see compared:
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.)
Age 20-39, local imigrants,teenage pregnancy with social problems such as drug addiction
Are there subgroups of patients that your question might apply to? (For example, an ethnic group, stage or severity of a disease.)
ends up with maternal and perinatal mortality
Describe the health-related benefits you are interested in. (For example, improvements in patient symptoms or problems from treatment or diagnosis.)
improvement of quality of life,health care accessibility
Describe any health-related risks, side effects, or harms that you are concerned about.
perinatal morbidity and mortality,maternal morbidity and mortality

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.?
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
Federal Health Care Program


Describe why this topic is important.
to improve reproductive health care and quality of life of the affected population
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.)
working with some stakeholders to come out with intervention and policy to improve health status of the nation
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.)
If yes, please explain:
Limited health care cost and lack of manpower

Potential Impact

How will an answer to your research question be used or help inform decisions for you or your group?
Will be tested in a quasi experimental community empowerment pilot project
Describe the timeframe in which an answer to your question is needed.
6 Months
Describe any health disparities, inequities, or impact on vulnerable populations your question applies to.
lack of antenatal care among women working in industrial areas due to rigid working schedules,high percentage of unsafe deliveries,low coverage of immunization among mothers and children

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)
  • Researcher
Are you making a suggestion as an individual or on behalf of an organization?
Organization - Medical faculty in a public university
Please tell us how you heard about the Effective Health Care Program
from internet and textbooks