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Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User’s Guide Call for Case Examples

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) publication, "Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User’s Guide" provides practical information on the design, operation, and analysis of patient registries. It also includes real-world contemporary case examples to illustrate key principles of registry design, operation, and evaluation and to demonstrate different strategies and perspectives to address common challenges.  The third edition was published in 2014.1

Draft Comments Form for Stroke Prevention in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review Update

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Disclosure Policy for AHRQ Effective Health Care Program Public Review

Original Implementation Date: July 22, 2010; Most Recent Revision: July 29, 2014

The AHRQ Effective Health Care (EHC) Program supports and is committed to the transparency of its public review process. Reviewers are not required to provide their name or affiliation in order to submit comments.

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Antipsychotics for Prevention and Treatment of Delirium

Draft Key Questions

  • Question 1: What are the benefits and harms for antipsychotics compared to each other, placebo or non-drug approaches to prevent delirium?
  • Question 2: What are the benefits and harms for antipsychotics compared to each other, placebo or non-drug approaches in the treatment of delirium (resolution of delirium, delirium free days, mortality, function, complications from treatment)?

A Framework for Conceptualizing Evidence Needs of Health Systems

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Objectives. To develop a framework for understanding the evidence needs of health systems to inform the AHRQ EPC Program future efforts.

Data sources. Three data sources were used: (a) peer-reviewed literature from a systematic search of English-language publications in MEDLINE from January 2007–April 2017, (b) original data from four programs serving health system requests for evidence syntheses, and (c) input during a face-to-face meeting at AHRQ in June 2017 from health system stakeholders and EPC investigators.

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The Scientific Resource Center (SRC) provides these information resource services to support the work of investigators involved in evidence synthesis.

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Federal Agencies Can Partner With AHRQ To Support Evidence Reports

The Evidence-based Practice Center Program synthesizes evidence on health care topics to help with clinical or policy decision-making or to help identify future research needs. Federal agencies can partner with AHRQ through an Interagency Agreement (IAA) to support systematic reviews and technical briefs. For questions about the EPC program and for more information on the process of establishing an IAA with the AHRQ EPC Program, please contact epc@ahrq.gov.

Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Reports Related to Medicines on the Medicare and Medicaid Drug Spending Dashboards

Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Reports Related to Medicines on the Medicare and Medicaid Drug Spending Dashboards