TY - JOUR. T1 - Surgeon-Reported Complications vs the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators. T2 - A Comparison of Two Approaches to Identifying Adverse Events. AU - Anderson, Jamie. AU - Utter, Garth H. AU - Romano, Patrick S. AU - Jurkovich, Gregory. PY - 2018/1/1. Y1 - 2018/1/1. N2 - Background: Traditionally, clinicians present complications at surgical morbidity and mortality (M&M) conferences, and the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) use inpatient administrative data to identify certain adverse outcomes. Although both methods are used to identify adverse events and inform quality improvement efforts, these 2 methods might not overlap. Study Design: This is a retrospective observational study of all hospitalizations at a single academic department of surgery (including subspecialties) in 2016 involving a PSI-defined event (PSIs 03, 05 to 15) identified by surgery faculty and residents for review by departmental M&M conference or administrative data (according to AHRQ, version 6.0). Pediatric ...
April 9, 2012 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. A type of exercise called pelvic floor muscle training is effective for treating adult women with urinary incontinence (the involuntary loss of urine) without risk of side effects, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The report also found that drug-based treatments can be effective, but the degree of benefit is low and side effects are common.. The report, a comparative effectiveness review prepared for AHRQs Effective Health Care Program by the Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center, was published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. The full report and summary publications for consumers and clinicians are available at http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov. Urinary incontinence can affect women in a variety of ways, including physically, psychologically and socially-and some of these impacts can be severe, said AHRQ Director ...
Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this article are those of the authors, who are responsible for its content, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. No statement in this article should be construed as an official position of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.. Acknowledgment: The authors thank the following persons for their contributions: Carol Spooner (screening, data extraction, and research support), Tamara Durec (searching), Andrea Milne (searching), and Teodora Radisic (article retrieval).. Grant Support: By the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (contract 290-2007-10021-I).. Potential Conflicts of Interest: Mr. Vandermeer: Grant: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Dr. Korownyk: Grant: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. All other authors have no disclosures. Disclosures can also be viewed at ...
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has pursued its commitment to evidence-based practice through research and programs that have produced important new information about the benefits, risks, costs, and cost-effectiveness of specific treatments and technologies for common and costly conditions such as back pain, prostate disease, and pneumonia (5-7). Perhaps the most visible commitment to evidence-based practice was AHRQs support of a clinical practice guideline program that produced 19 guidelines from 1990 to 1996 (http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/cpgonline.htm) on important conditions such as heart failure and otitis media (8). A program initially requested by Congress, the guidelines proved popular with many stakeholders, and their explicit methods helped elevate the standards for evidence-based guidelines. At the same time, they also revealed limitations of centrally developed, government-sponsored guidelines. The process of convening individual panels, commissioning background ...
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
Document and assess the experiences of 104 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-funded health information technology (health IT) grantees in planning and implementing health IT systems.
Internet Citation: Guide for Developing a Community-Based Patient Safety Advisory Council. Content last reviewed December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/advisorycouncil/adcouncilapf. ...
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Qualitys (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used ...
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Below is a list of PSOs that are currently listed by AHRQ. A health care provider can only obtain the confidentiality and privilege protections of the Patient Safety Act by working with a Federally-listed PSO. Use the categories on the left to filter the list of PSOs or search a PSO name.. Note: AHRQ updates the PSO information contained within the directories weekly, as needed; changes are made when there are newly listed PSOs and/or when existing information requires revision. Changes that would otherwise be effective on a weekend day or holiday will be effective on the next business day. Information contained in the directories is based on attestations that the PSOs provide. To update PSO contact information, please use the Change of Listing Information form; to update profile information, please go to the PSO PPC Web site.. There are 94 total PSOs listed by AHRQ.. ...
Below is a list of PSOs that are currently listed by AHRQ. A health care provider can only obtain the confidentiality and privilege protections of the Patient Safety Act by working with a Federally-listed PSO. Use the categories on the left to filter the list of PSOs or search a PSO name.. Note: AHRQ updates the PSO information contained within the directories weekly, as needed; changes are made when there are newly listed PSOs and/or when existing information requires revision. Changes that would otherwise be effective on a weekend day or holiday will be effective on the next business day. Information contained in the directories is based on attestations that the PSOs provide. To update PSO contact information, please use the Change of Listing Information form; to update profile information, please go to the PSO PPC Web site.. There are 93 total PSOs listed by AHRQ.. ...
Comparative Effectiveness Review Number 134 Pharmacotherapy for Adults With Alcohol- Use Disorders in Outpatient Settings Comparative Effectiveness Review Number 134 Pharmacotherapy for Adults With Alcohol-Use
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued two new health care patient safety primers: 1) electronic health records; and 2) individual clinician performance. On electronic health records, AHRQ noted that the transition to this new way of recording and communicating health care information has also introduced new opportunities for error and other unanticipated consequences that can present safety risks. On individual clinician performance, AHRQ noted that individual clinician performance issues may relate to technical competence to perform specific tasks or procedures necessary to provide safe patient care. Alternatively, a clinician may be technically proficient-or even outstanding-but provide unsafe care for a variety of other reasons, including poor communication skills, lack of professionalism, or medical or mental health conditions. To read the AHRQ patient safety primer on electronic health records, use the first link below. To read the AHRQ patient safety primer on ...
The National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NGC mission is to provide physicians and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers, and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use. NGC does not have professionals on staff who are available to directly answer patients questions and/or to advise on health-related issues or experiences. ...
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Effective Health Care Program has requested a comparative effectiveness review (CER) of glaucoma screening. The topic was selected through the Effective Health Care Program nomination process and review of the scientific medical literature.
The primary and secondary abstractors/evaluators will independently review each study included in the review. Study quality for the individual RCTs included in the systematic review will be evaluated by using criteria based on the domains recommended by the Cochrane Collaboration. These criteria include an assessment of the risk of bias within each study by specifically evaluating: 1) adequacy of allocation concealment, based on the approach developed by Schulz and Grimes;30 2) blinding methods (participant, investigator, and/or outcome assessor); 3) data completeness (inclusion of all randomized participants in outcomes analyses, i.e., intention-to-treat); and 4) whether reasons for dropouts/attrition were reported (to judge whether those reasons could possibly be related to outcomes and were balanced between treatment groups).31 Studies will be assigned individual ratings of good, fair, or poor. A rating of good generally indicates that the trial reported adequate allocation concealment, ...
This guide summarizes evidence comparing the effectiveness and safety of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and corticosteroids used for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It does not address other drugs that are no longer commonly used as first-line treatment for RA, such as azathioprine, chloroquine, cyclosporine, gold, and penicillamine. It also does not discuss analgesics, such as acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and opioids.
GRANTS FOR HEALTH SERVICES DISSERTATION RESEARCH Release Date: March 13, 2000 PA NUMBER: PAR-00-076 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (formerly AHCPR) Application Receipt Dates: May 5, 2000; September 15; January 15; May 15; annually. PURPOSE The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), announces its continued interest in supporting the health services dissertation research small grant program. This program supports research undertaken as part of an academic program to qualify for a doctorate. The mission of AHRQ is to support, conduct, and disseminate research that improves access to care and the outcomes, quality, cost, and utilization of health care services. The research sponsored and conducted by the Agency provides better information that enables better decisions about health care. Research that promotes the improvement of health care quality will be the Agencys highest priority during the next ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Comparative effectiveness research in liver transplantation. T2 - Crossing the cost and quality chasm. AU - Jay, Colleen L.. AU - Skaro, Anton I. PY - 2013/1/1. Y1 - 2013/1/1. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84886944223&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84886944223&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.2217/cer.12.65. DO - 10.2217/cer.12.65. M3 - Review article. C2 - 24236515. AN - SCOPUS:84886944223. VL - 2. SP - 7. EP - 9. JO - Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research. JF - Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research. SN - 2042-6305. IS - 1. ER - ...
OBJECTIVES: Assess comparative benefits and harms of hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) versus standard therapies or disease natural history in pediatric (age 21 years) patients with malignant solid tumors, inherited metabolic diseases, or autoimmune diseases. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE(r), Embase, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews weresearched from January 1995 through August 2011. Additional studies were identified from reference lists and technical experts. REVIEW METHODS: Major data abstraction elements were patient and treatment characteristics, health outcomes (overall survival, remission, neurocognitive development, adverse events), and data analysis. The strength of the body of evidence for each indication was assessed according to the process developed by the Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality using four required domains specified in the EPC Methods Guide for Comparative Effectiveness Reviews: risk of bias, ...
Authors of a comparative effectiveness review issued by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality conclude that hyperventilation reduction techniques may be a useful tool in the larger asthma management toolbox, which also includes medication and other components as needed, such as environmental controls, symptom monitoring, and a plan for handling exacerbations. However, given that none of the studies included in the review were conducted in the United States, available evidence is limited in its strength and applicability to the US population, they add. The authors searched MEDLINE; PsycInfo; Embase; Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature; Physiotherapy Evidence Database; Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials; AltHealthWatch; Allied and Complementary Medicine; Manual, Alternative and Natural Therapy Index System; and Indian Medical Journals from 1990 through December 2011. They supplemented searches with manual searching of reference lists and grey literature, ...
Authors of a comparative effectiveness review issued by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality conclude that hyperventilation reduction techniques may be a useful tool in the larger asthma management toolbox, which also includes medication and other components as needed, such as environmental controls, symptom monitoring, and a plan for handling exacerbations. However, given that none of the studies included in the review were conducted in the United States, available evidence is limited in its strength and applicability to the US population, they add. The authors searched MEDLINE; PsycInfo; Embase; Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature; Physiotherapy Evidence Database; Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials; AltHealthWatch; Allied and Complementary Medicine; Manual, Alternative and Natural Therapy Index System; and Indian Medical Journals from 1990 through December 2011. They supplemented searches with manual searching of reference lists and grey literature, ...
Ontario is now reporting three more patient safety indicators as part of a comprehensive plan for unprecedented transparency in the provinces hospitals.
The sixth annual HealthGrades Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study applies methodology developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to identify the incident rates of 15 patient safety indicators among Medicare patients at virtually all of the nations nearly 5,000 nonfederal hospitals. Additionally, HealthGrades applied its methodology using 12 patient safety indicators to identify the best-performing hospitals, or Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals, which represent the top five percent of all U.S. hospitals. HealthGrades developed this award to give patients more information about choosing a hospital. ...
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These are questionnaires designed to be completed by patients in a home setting. The questionnaires include questions to assess the current state of personal health records by those who have both used and not used the technology.. ...
Press Release Date: July 18, 2002. Free software released today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides the nations hospitals with a quick and relatively easy-to-use quality check on their inpatient care. AHRQs Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQI) software can be downloaded from the Agencys Web site at http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/data/hcup/inpatqi.htm.. The IQI software uses hospital discharge data to flag potential quality problems including overly high death rates for patients admitted for conditions like acute myocardial infarction or hip fracture, or for surgical procedures including abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The IQIs also can spot questionable overuse, underuse or even misuse of procedures such as Cesarean sections and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. Hospitals can use this data as a prompt to investigate quality problems and make improvements.. AHRQ developed the IQIs to help hospitals ...
Comparative Effectiveness Research is an international, peer reviewed, open access journal that strives to cover this emerging field. Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is a PICOT (Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome, Time) question-driven, systematic process of investigation; it utilizes the well-characterized design of research synthesis, validated methodology for assessing the evidence and data analysis, which includes acceptable sampling and meta-analysis. CER assembles the best available evidence for ensuring effectiveness-focused, patient-centered and evidence-based medicine, dentistry, nursing and allied disciplines. CER is the critical and timely process of translational healthcare; it evinces the most reliable evidence to compare the advantages, disadvantages and expenditure for an intervention with other available options for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of a clinical condition. CER amalgamates patients, clinicians, caregivers and other stakeholders to
Scheid D, Yeaman B, Nagykaldi Z, Mold J. Regional health edecisions: a guide to connecting health information exchange in primary care. (Prepared by the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and Norman Physician Hospital Organization, under Contract No. 290-07-10009-5.) AHRQ Publication No. 13-0018-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. May 2013 ...
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The CORNET mission is to maintain a self-sustaining collaborative research network among pediatric continuity clinic clinicians that produces quality research in primary care, health care delivery and medical education. Findings will be disseminated in order to improve the training of future pediatricians and the health care of children, with special attention to underserved children. ...
Age/sex registries have been examined as a method of estimating the number of individuals served by a primary care practice. These data can be used in estimating disease frequency from primary care encounter data. The experience with age/sex registries in the Ambulatory Sentinel Practice Network (ASPN) has identified three major sources of error when registry data are used to estimate disease rates: (1) studies using medical encounter data exclude those individuals who do not seek medical care, (2) visitation is not random and is a function of variables in addition to disease incidence, and (3) encounter data from primary care practices are incomplete due to reporting problems and patient-initiated visits to other health care providers. Despite these limitations, age/sex registries can provide a practical tool for estimating disease rates in appropriate settings, assessing the generalizability of results, and assessing the feasibility of studies in practice based research. Further research about ...
Healthcare, the opioid crisis and the future of public education are the focus of a community forum Saturday. Community Forum Monroe will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the La-Z-Boy Center at Monroe County Community College, 1555 S. Raisinville Road. Sponsored by Monroe Community Positive Action Network, Monroe County Community College and Stronger Together Monroe, the forum features three experts in each topic. Ezinne Ndukwe, a healthcare research analyst at the Center for Healthcare Research
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a serious condition associated with high hospitalization and mortality rates. Guidelines published in 1994 by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), now the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), specify admission criteria for patients presenting with CHF. Although these guidelines were developed by a consensus of experts using recommendations of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, there has been no clinical trial of their validity. Graff and associates quantified patient risk as related to the presence or absence of AHCPR CHF hospitalization admission criteria.. Using a quality improvement initiative organized through the Connecticut Peer Review Organization, 12 acute-care hospitals reviewed medical records of patients admitted from the emergency department with the diagnosis of CHF who were discharged after January 1, 1995. Charts were abstracted for 192 variables useful in predicting patient risk ...
The chapter on competitive landscape consists of heat map analysis of the key players operating in the global nanomedicine market. Some of the key players of this market include GE Healthcare, Mallinckrodt plc, Nanosphere Inc., Pfizer Inc., Merck & Co Inc., Celgene Corporation, CombiMatrix Corporation, Abbott Laboratories and others. The role of these market players in the global nanomedicine market is analyzed by profiling them on the basis of attributes such as company overview, financial overview, product portfolio, business strategies, and recent developments ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Comparative effectiveness review of treatment options for pituitary microadenomas in acromegaly. T2 - Clinical article. AU - Marko, Nicholas F.. AU - Lasota, Emily. AU - Hamrahian, Amir. AU - Weil, Robert J.. PY - 2012/9/1. Y1 - 2012/9/1. N2 - Object. Acromegaly, a syndrome of excess growth hormone (GH) secretion typically caused by a GH-secreting pituitary adenoma, reduces life expectancy by approximately 10 years when left untreated. Treatment of acromegaly involves combinations of one or more discrete therapeutic modalities to achieve biochemical control. Unfortunately, data capable of informing decisions among alternate management strategies are presently lacking. Methods. The authors performed a comparative effectiveness research (CER) review integrating efficacy, cost, and quality of life (QOL) analysis for treatment strategies comprising various combinations of surgery, radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, and pharmacotherapy in patients with acromegaly caused by a ...
Baines, R., Langelaan, M., Bruijne, M. de, Spreeuwenberg, P., Wagner, C. How effective are patient safety initiatives? A retrospective patient record review study of changes to patient safety over time. BMJ Quality & Safety: 2015, 24(9), 561- ...
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking scientific information submissions from manufacturers of Phototherapy medical devices for treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis. Scientific information is being solicited to inform our Comparative Effectiveness Review of Biologic...
The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality Doctoral (AHRQ) Training Grant in Health Services Research is a federally-sponsored doctoral training program located within the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University, to support and educate qualified doctoral students interested in research careers. The AHRQ Training Program is a full-time PhD program, with tuition and stipend support for up to three years. The primary objective of the program is the focused and rigorous preparation of doctoral students for research careers in universities, governmental agencies, or other research settings devoted to health services research. The AHRQ Training Program is designed to produce researchers with expertise in state-of-the-art concepts and research methods in health services research and health policy analysis. Additional information about the AHRQ program may be found here.. Information and Application Procedures. Individuals interested in the AHRQ Training Program ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Pre-Operative, Intra-Operative, and Post-Operative Factors Associated with Post-Discharge Venous Thromboembolism Following Colorectal Cancer Resection. AU - Schlick, Cary Jo R.. AU - Liu, Jessica Y.. AU - Yang, Anthony D.. AU - Bentrem, David J.. AU - Bilimoria, Karl Y.. AU - Merkow, Ryan P.. N1 - Funding Information: This study was supported by the Northwestern Institute for Comparative Effectiveness Research in Oncology (NICER-Onc) of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. ADY is supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (K08HL145139), DJB is supported by the Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development Program (I01HX002290), KYB is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R01HS024516), and RPM is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (K12HS026385) and an Institutional Research Grant from the American Cancer Society (IRG-18-163-24). PY - 2020/1/1. Y1 - 2020/1/1. N2 - Background: Venous ...
This retrospective study in the Netherlands encompasses three national major adverse event studies. These authors previously reported that the adverse event rate in the Netherlands had increased between 2004 and 2008. In this current study, there was no change in overall adverse event rates in 2011/2012 compared to 2008, while preventable adverse events were markedly reduced by 45%.
This is one of many things that will come out of the innovation center if Obamacare survives. None of its new. Its vague and reads like Joint Commission on steroids. Well see how it works but Im not overwhelmed right now. Berwick says itll move us away from a culture of blame. Thats odd considering the culture of blame already embedded at CMS. ...
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The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a collaboration between the worlds leading food safety experts from retailer, manufacturer and food service companies. Their mission is to provide continuous improvement in food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a collaboration between the worlds leading food safety experts from retailer, manufacturer and food service companies. Their mission is to provide continuous improvement in food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers.
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The topic for this report was nominated in a public process. With input from technical experts, the Scientific Resource Center (SRC) for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Effective Health Care Program drafted the initial key questions and, after approval from AHRQ, posted them to a public Web site. The public was invited to comment on these questions. After reviewing the public commentary, the SRC drafted final key questions and submitted them to AHRQ for approval.
Rhinitis, classified as allergic or nonallergic, is a disorder characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the nasal passages. An evidence report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides a review of the available literature on the various treatments for allergic and nonallergic rhinitis.
NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts: Recovery Act 2009 Limited Competition OS ARRA: Comparative Effectiveness Research to Optimize Prevention and Healthcare Management for the Complex Patient (R21) RFA-HS-10-009. AHRQ
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Darryl T Gray, MD, ScD, FACC, FAHA is a Medical Officer in the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at AHRQ, where he serves on the Healthcare Associated Infections, General Patient Safety and National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report teams. His education includes AB and ScD degrees from Harvard and an MD from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining AHRQ he served as a Senior Associate Consultant at Mayo Clinic and as a Research Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle. His research interests include the use of administrative, clinical and other databases to analyze of outcomes of diagnostic and interventional procedures in adult and pediatric cardiology and various surgical disciplines. He has received funding for this work from AHRQ, NIH, the American Heart Association and other sources, with results published in Circulation, JAMA, Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine and other journals. He ...
Through its interactions with government, the ACCME aims to fulfill its responsibilities of transparency and accountability, inform public officials about the value of accredited CME, and support national health care quality and safety initiatives.. Federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, have included accredited CME as a strategic partner in their public health initiatives.. Contributing to Public Health Initiatives to Prevent Drug Abuse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified prescription drug abuse as an epidemic. Released in April, the White House 2011 Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan and the Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for opioid medications include continuing health care education as a central component of these public health ...
New members of the IOM are elected by current active members through a selective process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. At least one-quarter of the members are drawn from fields outside the health professions, such as engineering, social sciences, law, and the humanities.. Dr. Simpson is nationally recognized for her contributions to health services research and health policy, particularly in the areas of childrens health, disparities, health care quality and comparative effectiveness research. Through her role as the leader of AcademyHealth, in her research and academic appointments, and as a former deputy director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Dr. Simpson has long stood at the forefront of the field of health services research, actively working to improve the relevance, rigor and reputation of the field and advocate for its use to inform health policy and ...
The prevalence of obesity and diabetes in older adults is increasing. Because older adults are often portrayed as less likely to change long-standing health behaviors, health promotion in this age group has lagged behind others. In fact, little attention has been given to the importance of diabetes prevention in community-dwelling older adults through the implementation of programs that promote healthy nutrition, increase physical activity and improve self-management. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), which demonstrated the benefit of modest weight loss on the reduction of diabetes risk (58% overall reduction with a 71% reduction in the older population), has yet to be translated into widespread public health practice.. The overall objective of this protocol is to implement evidence-informed, innovative interventions to increase adoption of findings from comparative effectiveness research (CER) for diabetes management and prevention in South Florida older veterans. Specifically, the ...
In the aftermath of the Supreme Courts landmark Affordable Care Act ruling, leading health care researchers will discuss strategies for analyzing large population databases to conduct comparative effectiveness research (CER) July 13 at Rice Universitys Baker Institute for Public Policy.