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AHRQ Electronic Newsletter

2017
  
3/21/2017:
Prostate Cancer Surgery More Likely Than Other Treatments To Result in Decreased Sexual Function After 3 Years

3/14/2017:
AHRQ Supports Patient Safety Awareness Week With Variety of Activities

3/07/17:
Electronic Prescribing Tied to Reduction in Adverse Drug Events

2/28/17:
Large Increase Shown in Emergency Department Visits for Suicidal Thoughts

2/21/17: Decline in Adverse Drug Events Linked to Use of Health Information Technology


2/14/17:
Veterans Administration Nursing Homes Implement Robust Surveillance of Urinary Tract Infections

    
2/07/17:  Prospect of Financial Penalty Appears To Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates: JAMA Study

 
1/31/17:
AHRQ News Now: shared decision-making, gout management, informed consent

1/24/17:
AHRQ Toolkit Available for Protecting Safety of Intensive Care Patients on Ventilato

1/18/17: Director Andy Bindman Leaving AHRQ

1/3/17:  AHRQ Seeks Research Proposals on Using Health IT To Improve Patient-Reported Outcomes

2016
12/20/16: Costly Opioid-Related Hospital Stays Soar Nationwide, But Vary Widely Among States

12/13/16: AHRQ National Scorecard: Hospital-Acquired Conditions Drop 21 Percent Over Five Years

12/6/16:  Low-Income Americans With Employer-Sponsored Insurance Face Financial Burdens From High-Deductible Plans

11/29/16:
  AHRQ Publications Summarize Evidence on Behavioral Programs for Patients With Diabetes

11/22/16:  AHRQ Study Examines Impact of Retail Clinics on Emergency Department Visits

11/15/16:  AHRQ Grantee Profile: Peter Pronovost, M.D., Critical Care Physician, Johns Hopkins Hospital

11/8/16:   AHRQ Study Estimates Frequency of Hospital Admissions Following Emergency Care for Chest Symptoms

 
10/25/16:   AHRQ Developing New Tool To Update Monitoring of Patient Safety

10/11/16:
   AHRQ Statistical Brief: Medical Visits by Uninsured Declined in Medicaid Expansion States

10/4/16:    AHRQ, CMS Award $13 Million to Test, Implement New Children's Quality Measures

9/27/16:   New Study Joins Chorus of Calls for Reducing Diagnostic Errors

9/20/16    AHRQ Grantee Profile: Sanjeev Arora, M.D., Developer of Project ECHO

9/13/16: 
New AHRQ Publications Summarize Evidence on Treatments for Two Mental Health Disorders

9/6/16:   New AHRQ Chartbook Examines Trends in Coverage, Premiums and Benefits

8/30/16: AHRQ Data Identify States That Rank Highest in Health Care Quality

8/23/16: AHRQ Study Calculates Adverse Events Among Heart Attack Patients Treated at Hospitals With Poor Safety Performance

8/9/16:  Registration Open for September 28 AHRQ Research Summit on Diagnostic Safety

8/2/16: 
HRQ Studies Validate Use of Screening Tool To Provide More Efficient Delirium Diagnosis

7/26/16:
  AHRQ's Updated MONAHRQ® Software Offers Organizations New Features To Provide Health Care Quality Information to Consumers

7/19/16: HHS Secretary Burwell Announces AHRQ Grants To Address Opioid Abuse

7/12/16:  AHRQ Issues Technical Brief on Telehealth

6/28/16:  AHRQ Profiles Highlight Grant Recipients’ Contributions to Health Services Research

6/23/16AHRQ Report Finds Some Disparities Eliminated in Measures of Healthy Living

6/14/16:  AHRQ Leaders Highlight Hospital Safety Gains, Note Challenges in JAMA Viewpoint

6/7/16: 
  Study Shows That AHRQ Program Reduces Urinary Tract Infections in Hospitals