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WebAbout our work at AHRQ. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more …

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The 2022 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities …

WebChild and adolescent mental health: Nearly 20 percent of American children have a mental, emotional, developmental, or behavioral disorder. Rates of emergency visits with principal diagnoses related to mental health …

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Achieving Health Equity in Preventive Services: Systematic …

WebHealth equity is defined by Healthy People 2020 as the "attainment of the highest level of health for all people. Achieving health equity requires valuing everyone equally with …

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National patient safety goal to improve health care equity.

WebHealth care inequities persist despite increasing awareness they negatively affect quality, safety, and patient centeredness. This article shares the Joint Commission …

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Health Care Quality: How Does Your State Compare

WebThe quality of health care varies widely across the nation. State Snapshots, an interactive tool from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), uses more than …

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Health tech hazards: at-home medical devices, AI …

WebTechnologies provide improvements and introduce unique problems to care delivery. This article highlights a set of concerns regarding the use of health care technologies and their potential to undermine …

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Tethered Spinal Cord

WebThe review summarizes the evidence regarding diagnosis, prophylactic treatment, symptomatic treatment, and repeat surgery of tethered spinal cord. With …

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Access to Care Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

WebAccess to health care means having 'the timely use of personal health services to achieve the best health outcomes.' Access to health care consists of four components: …

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Evidence Map on Home and Community Based Services

WebDisclosure Policy for AHRQ Effective Health Care Program Public Review. Original Implementation Date: July 22, 2010; Most Recent Revision: July 29, 2014. The …

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Behavioral Health Information Technology Initiative

WebThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) are …

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Defining Health Systems Agency for Healthcare Research and …

WebThe National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Center of Excellence defines a health system as a group of healthcare organizations (e.g., physician practices, hospitals, …

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2022 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

WebIntroduction. The National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report assesses the performance of our healthcare system and identifies areas of strengths and …

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Documentation Burden Effective Health Care (EHC) Program

WebThis technical brief identifies 11 outcome measure categories for documentation burden: overall time spent in the electronic health record (EHR), activities …

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Behavioral Health Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

WebThe Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care (the Academy) is an online portal developed by AHRQ to serve as a national resource and coordinating …

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Evidence-Based Practice Agency for Healthcare Research and …

WebA way of providing health care that is guided by a thoughtful integration of the best available scientific knowledge with clinical expertise. This approach allows the practitioner to …

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Draft Comment Form for Diagnosis and Treatment of Tethered …

WebDisclosure Policy for AHRQ Effective Health Care Program Public Review. Original Implementation Date: July 22, 2010; Most Recent Revision: July 29, 2014. The …

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Health IT and Digital Health

WebHealth IT and Digital Health. Digital healthcare applies to activities involving the transfer of information between patient and provider throughout the entire patient journey, as well as …

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Six Domains of Health Care Quality

WebA handful of analytic frameworks for quality assessment have guided measure development initiatives in the public and private sectors. One of the most influential is the framework …

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Data Visualizations Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

WebData Visualizations. AHRQ's interactive data visualization tools allow researchers, policymakers, healthcare leaders, and others to view visual depictions of healthcare …

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Quality Improvement Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

WebQuality improvement (QI) is essential to achieving the triple aim of improving the health of the population, enhancing patient experiences and outcomes, and reducing the per …

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Data Infographics Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

WebAHRQ's data infographics provide visual snapshots of health care trend data. These infographics highlight findings from the Agency’s Medical Expenditure Panel Survey …

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Advancing Patient Safety Agency for Healthcare Research and …

WebAfter the Institute of Medicine released its sentinel report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in …

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How to Complain and Get Heard

WebMedical care is a service, and as the consumer of that service, you have the right to make your voice heard if you have a complaint. AHRQ has compiled some useful resources to …

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AHRQ Research Studies

WebTelehealth was used for 3793 of 8038 (47.2%) physical therapist sessions, and 1028 unique patients had at least 2 physical therapist sessions (without telehealth: 6.6%, telehealth …

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Social Determinants of Health

WebThe World Health Organization defines SDOH as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age. SDOH, although experienced by individuals, exist at the …

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Vanquishing Healthcare Disparities by Advancing Healthcare …

WebAHRQ recently sponsored the publication of a Health Services Research (HSR) special issue, Achieving Healthcare Equity in the United States. Papers commissioned for this …

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2023 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

WebHealth professionals, provider organizations, health insurance plans, and other diverse entities bring those advancements to people. But the various healthcare systems often …

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Using Technology with a Fundamental Focus on the Patient

WebHe also founded the Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis, a multidisciplinary research center employing systems analysis, decision science, and …

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Submit Future Research Topics by March 30 to Effective Health …

WebNominations for new research topics for AHRQ’s Effective Health Care (EHC) Program evidence reviews are due March 30.. AHRQ encourages the public to …

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Tool: SBAR Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

WebSBAR is one of the most widely used TeamSTEPPS tools for many reasons: Structured communication tools such as SBAR can enhance communication between members of …

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Now Available: AHRQ’s 2024 Surveys on Patient Safety Culture® …

WebResults from AHRQ’s 2024 Surveys on Patient Safety Culture® (SOPS®) Medical Office Survey User Database Report are now available. The report presents …

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