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5/2/2017:  AHRQ Stats: Hospital Costs for HIV Patients

AHRQ News Now: disparities in preeclampsia rates, patient safety research, diagnostic errors

4/18/2017: AHRQ Seeks Grant Applications for Health Information Technology Research

Hospital Stays Shown To Be Less Expensive, Shorter for Medicare Advantage Patients With Mental Health Issues

Risk Sharing Programs Helped Equalize Impact of Cost Among Health Insurers, AHRQ Study Finds

Electronic Triggers May Reduce Delays in Bladder Cancer Diagnoses

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

AHRQ Supports Patient Safety Awareness Week With Variety of Activities

Electronic Prescribing Tied to Reduction in Adverse Drug Events

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

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

AHRQ News Now: shared decision-making, gout management, informed consent

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


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

  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

   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

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

HRQ Studies Validate Use of Screening Tool To Provide More Efficient Delirium Diagnosis

  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

  Study Shows That AHRQ Program Reduces Urinary Tract Infections in Hospitals