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Effective Health Care Program

Research Available for Comment

The Effective Health Care (EHC) Program encourages the public to participate in the development of its research projects. Comments can be submitted for:

When the key questions, draft reports, and white papers of EHC Program research projects are made available for public comment, they are posted on this Web page. Read the Guidelines for Peer and Public Reviewers. (PDF; 119 kB) To ensure the timeliness of the research development effort and the currency of the research findings, all key questions are posted for 3 weeks and all draft reports and white papers are posted for 4 weeks. For timeliness, all comments must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on the final day of the comment period.

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The Draft Reports available for comment are:

Open for comment until 11:59 p.m. eastern time on April 1, 2019

The Key Questions available for comment are:

Open for comment until 11:59 p.m. eastern time on April 11, 2019

Privacy Policy and Disclosure Notice

The EHC Program and this Web site follow the general privacy policy guidance set forth by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. For all scientific reviews and public comments solicited under the EHC Program, we are committed to the transparency and the objectivity of the research process and findings. Those providing public comment are not required to provide their names or affiliations in order to submit suggestions or comments. We will use your contact information only to get in touch with you if we have questions about your submitted comments.

For draft reports, all comments submitted during the draft report review period and the report authors’ responses to the comments (the “disposition of comments”) will be publicly posted on this Web site within 3 months after the final report is posted. Each comment on the draft report will be listed with the associated name and affiliation, if such information is provided.

For draft key questions, comments will be taken into consideration and may potentially result in modifications to the final key questions; however, individual comments will not be identified or posted, except in summary form.