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A Brief Review of the Concept and Proposed Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment
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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Current Concept of Vulnerable Plaque
Proposed Methods To Identify Vulnerable Plaque
Implications for Patient Management
Prepared for AHRQ under Contract No. 290-02-0022. By Joseph Lau, M.D., David Kent, M.D.,
Athina Tatsioni, M.D., et al; Tufts-New England Medical Center Evidence-based Practice Center.
Current as of January 2004