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AHRQ Performance Plans for FY 2002 and 2003 and Performance Report for FY 2001

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GPRA Goal 2—Fiscal Year 2002 Indicators


Objective 2.1:
Determine annually the salient findings from research in each of the three areas (outcomes; quality; and cost, access, and use) and develop plan for next steps translation and dissemination.

Fiscal Year 2002 Indicators

  • Produce an annual report that reports on at least 18 science advances covering the three research goal areas (outcomes; quality; cost, access, and use).
  • For each finding, specific steps in translation and dissemination are identified and initiated.
  • Increase by 15% (relative to Fiscal Year 2001 baseline) the number of synthesis reports generated on research findings and practical applications on Agency priority topics.
  • Patient Safety: Establish baseline for number of science advances in patient safety covering the three research goal areas (outcomes; quality; and cost, access, and use) that will be included in future accountability reports to the Congress.
  • Generate at least one synthesis report on research findings and practical application in the area of patient safety.

Objective 2.2:
Achieve significant findings from AHRQ sponsored and conducted research. (This objective is combined with Objective 3.1 in Fiscal Year 2002.)

Fiscal Year 2002 Indicator

  • Discontinued (This measure is combined with 3.1 in Fiscal Year 2002.)

Objective 2.3:
Initiate Fiscal Year Research Initiatives.

Fiscal Year 2002 Indicator
Fund or conduct a minimum of 50 projects in the following areas:

  • Patient Safety.
  • Translating Research into practice.
  • Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project.
  • Medical Expenditure Panel.

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