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The technology assessment program
at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides technology
assessments for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). These
technology assessments are used by CMS to inform its national coverage
decisions for the Medicare program as well as provide information to Medicare
AHRQ's technology assessment
program uses state-of-the-art methodologies for assessing the clinical utility
of medical interventions. Technology assessments are based on a systematic
review of the literature, along with appropriate qualitative and quantitative
methods of synthesizing data from multiple studies.
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Prepared for AHRQ under Contract No. 290-02-0025. By Amy P. Abernethy, M.D. and Douglas C. McCrory, M.D., M.H.S., Duke Evidence-based Practice Center, Center for Clinical Health Policy Research.
Current as of October 2005