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Submit a Topic for a New Evidence Review

Submit a Topic for a New Evidence Review

While we don't require your name or affiliations, if you provide contact information we may reach out to you if we have questions about your nomination. The information you provide in this form (except personally identifying information) will be publicly posted on the AHRQ Web site at Topics Nominated for a New Evidence Review.

You may attach supporting documents to your nomination.

1. What is the decision or change (e.g. clinical topic, practice guideline, system design, delivery of care) you are facing or struggling with where a summary of the evidence would be helpful?

Please describe the issue. Tell us about who is affected by this issue; the treatments, tests, or strategies that you are interested in; and the specific benefits or harms (outcomes) that are important to you.

2. Why are you struggling with this issue?

Reasons could include:

  • Studies are conflicting and there is uncertainty about benefits or harms
  • There is variation in what healthcare providers are doing in practice
  • It is unclear how to encourage people to use an effective treatment or service. For example, our data indicate that not enough people are using an effective intervention or too many are overusing an ineffective intervention

3. What do you want to see changed? How will you know that your issue is improving or has been addressed?

4. When do you need the evidence report?

The time needed to complete different types of evidence reports can range widely, and can take up to two years to fund and complete. Deciding which kind of report depends on what type of evidence is needed and when it is needed. Quicker reviews may be less thorough but can still provide useful about decisions about a healthcare-related issue. Please let us know about your timeframe/evidence needs.

5. What will you do with the evidence report?

Our reports have been used in many ways. These ways include healthcare decisions, practice guidelines, coverage decisions, program planning and others. Tell us about how you think an evidence report will help you with your healthcare-related issue. (Please include information about timing.)

Supporting Documentation
Files must be less than 50 MB. Larger files may take a few minutes to upload.
*.DOC and *.DOCX are the preferred format types. Allowed file types: pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, zip.
Optional Information About You

To help us understand the context of your topic nomination, it is helpful to know more about you. The answers you give will not influence the progress of your nomination. You are not required to provide this information (although it is helpful if we have questions about your nomination). If you provide contact information, it will not be displayed on the EHC Program Web site.

(e.g., patient/consumer, physician/clinician/provider, professional society, or administrator)
May we contact you if we have questions about your nomination?
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Page last reviewed February 2021
Page originally created February 2021

Internet Citation: Submit a Topic for a New Evidence Review. Content last reviewed February 2021. Effective Health Care Program, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
https://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/get-involved/submit-new-topic

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