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Date   Top Story
2011    
12/16/11 New AHRQ Evidence Report on Active Surveillance Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer Now Available
12/9/11 AHRQ Releases New Medication Reconciliation Tool for Hospitals
12/2/11 New Study Finds E-Prescribing Is Safe and Efficient, but Barriers Remain
11/18/11 New AHRQ Campaign Encourages Hispanics to Work with Their Doctors to Make the Best Treatment Decisions
11/10/11 AHRQ Awards $34 Million To Expand Fight Against Healthcare-Associated Infections
10/28/11 Report Finds Parent Training Effective for Treating Young Children with ADHD
10/21/11 Birth Defects May Be Linked to High Blood Pressure, Not Use of ACE Inhibitors in Early Pregnancy
9/29/11 Report Finds Off-Label Use of Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs Not Supported By Evidence for Some Conditions
9/15/11 Updated Report Highlights Hospitals' Progress in Reducing Bloodstream Infections
8/19/11 New Spanish-language Guides Help Consumers with Treatments for Common Illnesses
8/12/11 Nighttime-Breathing Treatments Backed by Strongest Evidence Among Options to Treat Sleep Apnea
7/22/11 AHRQ Releases MONAHRQ Version 2.0
7/18/11 Updated Effective Health Care Guides on Safety of Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes are Available
7/1/11 New Ad Campaign Urges Patients To Consider Medical Treatment Options
6/17/11 Opportunities for Advancing Delivery System Research: AHRQ Meeting Summary Available Online
6/10/11 Health Care Quality Gaps and Disparities Persist in Every State
5/27/11 AHRQ, Ad Council Launch Conozca las preguntas Campaign
5/20/11 HHS Releases New Online Patient Safety Training Resources for Clinicians and Patient Advocates
5/12/11 ICUs in Michigan Sustain Zero Blood Stream Infections for Up to 2 Years
4/28/11 AHRQ Director Participates in Kaiser Family Foundation Webcast on Health Disparities
4/21/11 Partnership for Patients to Improve Care and Lower Costs for Americans
4/14/11 Treatments Show Promise in Reducing Autism-related Behaviors, But Some Have Significant Side Effects
3/31/11 Low Health Literacy Linked to Higher Risk of Death and More Emergency Room Visits and Hospitalizations
3/17/11 HHS Secretary Released the National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care Report
3/10/11 Health Care Quality Still Improving Slowly, But Disparities and Gaps in Access to Care Persist
2/18/11 Rates of Pneumonia Dramatically Reduced in Patients on Ventilators in Michigan Intensive Care Units
2/10/11 Landmark Initiative to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections Cuts Deaths among Medicare Patients in Michigan Intensive Care Units
1/28/11 AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Technical Brief on Stroke Care Is Available
1/21/11 Routine Osteoporosis Screening Recommended for All Women Over Age 65
1/7/11 National Awards Program to Recognize Achievements in Eliminating Healthcare-Associated Infections
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2010    
12/17/10 HHS Issues New Strategic Framework on Multiple Chronic Conditions
11/18/10 AHRQ Begins Project to Develop a Registry of Patient Registries Database
10/22/10 AHRQ Awards $34 Million to Expand Fight against Healthcare-Associated Infections
10/28/10 Hospitalizations for Medication and Illicit Drug-Related Conditions on the Rise Among Americans Ages 45 and Older
10/22/10 New Health IT Common Format for Adverse Event Reporting
10/14/10 Human Growth Hormone Shows Promise in treating Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms
10/1/10 HHS Awards $473 Million in Patient-centered Outcomes Research Funding
9/24/10 AHRQ Annual Conference to Webcast the Plenary Sessions
9/17/10 HHS Seeks Comments on National Health Care Quality Strategy and Plan
9/9/10 AHRQ Releases New Spanish-Language Guides for Patients
8/26/10 Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque Technical Brief Is Available
8/12/10 Risks, Benefits of Emerging Heart Valve Replacement Technique Not Fully Understood
8/2/10 AHRQ State Snapshots Expanded to Include New Data on Health Insurance Coverage
5/21/10 Annual Quality and Disparities Reports Include Data on Rates of Patient Safety, Obesity and Health Insurance Improved
3/25/10 Task Force Releases Screening Recommendations for Obesity in Kids and Teens
2/26/10 New AHRQ Funding Opportunity Announcements for Comparative Effectiveness Delivery System Research Released
1/29/10 AHRQ Seeks Nominations for the Effective Health Care Stakeholder Group
1/6/10 New AHRQ Study Finds Failure to Order Needed Tests a Leading Cause of Diagnostic Errors
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2009    
10/26/09 HHS Awards $17 Million in a New National Initiative to Fight Health Care-Associated Infections
10/1/09 Task Force Finds Insufficient Evidence for Screening for Newborn Jaundice to Prevent a More Serious Chronic Condition
9/23/09 Medications effective in reducing risk of breast cancer but increase risk of adverse effects
9/11/09 Second meeting of the Subcommittee on Quality Measures for Children's Healthcare in Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program
8/20/09 AHRQ Issues Notice of Intent for Comparative Effectiveness Grants and Contracts Under the Recovery Act
8/5/09 New Spanish-language Consumer Guides Compare Treatments for Depression, Prostate Cancer and Other Conditions
7/23/09 HHS Secretary Sebelius Releases New AHRQ Nationwide Emergency Department Sample Data
6/24/09 Value of Genetic Testing for Preventing Blood Clots Unproven
6/9/09 AHRQ Report Finds Most Staff Not Reporting Medical Errors in Hospitals
5/13/09 HHS Secretary Sebelius Highlights AHRQ Reports on Health Care Quality and Disparities
4/21/09 AHRQ and Ad Council Encourage Consumers to Ask Questions and Get More Involved in Their Health Care
3/31/09 AHRQ-Funded Study Finds Lower Risk of Death and Heart Attack in Patients with Drug-Coated Stent Implants Compared to Those with Bare Metal Stents
3/16/09 AHRQ Announces New Members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
3/3/09 10-State Project to Study Methods to Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Hospital ICUs
2/9/09 Educating Patients Before They Leave the Hospital Reduces Readmissions, Emergency Department Visits and Saves Money
1/16/09 Use of Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs Increases Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death in Adults
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2008    
12/22/08 Study Finds Doctors' Use of E-Prescribing Systems Linked to Formulary Data Can Boost Drug Cost Savings
12/2/08 New Report Recommends Strategies to Reduce Medical Resident Fatigue-Related Errors and Improve Training
11/4/08 More Than 2 Million Children with Insured Parents Are Uninsured; Most Are Low or Middle Income
10/10/08 Patient Safety Organization Interim Guidance Now Available Through AHRQ
9/23/08 Modified Insulin Most Effective for Controlling Post-Meal Blood Sugar Levels
8/28/08 New AHRQ Tool Helps Hospitals Evaluate Disaster Drills
8/8/08 Task Force Says Men over the Age of 75 and Older Should Not Be Screened for Prostate Cancer
7/21/08 AHRQ and AARP Team to Help Adults Over 50 Stay Healthy
6/23/08 New Spanish-Language Consumer Guide Compares Oral Diabetes Medications
6/16/08 AHRQ Director Testifies on Draft Health Information Technology (Health IT) Legislation
5/28/08 AHRQ Announces Guide to Help Patients on Coumadin®Warfarin Therapy
5/19/08 AHRQ's 2008 Annual Conference: Promoting Quality... Partnering for Change
5/8/08  New Evidence Provides Clinicians with Better Tools to Help Smokers Quit
4/23/08  AHRQ and Ad Council Encourage Men to Take Preventive Steps in their Health Care
4/7/08  AHRQ Data Report Shows Upward Trend for Hospital Patient Safety Culture, Highlights Areas to Focus Improvement
3/27/08  AHRQ's 2007 State Snapshots Provide Broader Portraits of State-by-State Health Care Performance
3/7/08  Modest Health Care Quality Gains Outpaced by Spending
2/27/08  New Study Finds Spinal Cord Injury May Not Increase Risk of Heart Disease
2/20/08  New Patient Safety Proposed Regulation Aims to Improve Health Care Quality and Patient Safety
2/5/08  HHS Secretary Awards Health Leaders with Special Distinction for Improving Quality and Value of Health Care
1/22/08  AHRQ Releases Consumer Financial Incentives Guide for Employers and Other Health Care Purchasers
1/7/08  Blacks, Hispanics, and Other Groups Less Likely to Get Strong Pain Medications in Hospital Emergency Departments

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2007    
12/17/07  Many Osteoporosis Medications Prevent Fractures, but None Is Proven Best
11/14/07  AHRQ Director Testifies on Agency's Role in Health IT and Improving Quality of Care for Underserved Populations
10/31/07  New AHRQ Tools Help Pharmacies Better Serve Patients with Low Health Literacy
10/23/07  Many Errors by Medical Residents Caused by Teamwork Breakdowns, Lack of Supervision
10/17/07  New Report Finds Surgery More Likely Than Angioplasty to Relieve Pain for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease
10/9/07  HHS Secretary Leavitt Announces Plan at AHRQ's 2007 Annual Conference to Share Medicare Physician Performance Measurement Results Through Local Value Exchanges
9/25/07  New Guide Helps Consumers and Employers Understand Health Insurance
9/17/07  AHRQ and FDA to Collaborate in Largest Study Ever of Possible Heart Risks with ADHD Medications
8/28/07  Executive Order Is Helping "Change the Culture" in Health Care to Achieve Better Quality, Value and Affordability
8/20/07  New Reports Identify State-Level Privacy and Security Solutions for Secure Exchange of Health Information
7/31/07  AHRQ Resources Help Local Communities with Disaster Preparedness Involving Nursing Homes and Hospitals
7/17/07  While Most Diabetes Drugs Provide Similar Glucose Control, Some Offer Important Advantages
6/11/07  AHRQ'S Annual State Snapshots Highlight States' Gains and Lags in Health Care Quality
5/31/07  New Web Tool Provides Samples of Report Cards on Health Care Quality
5/21/07  AHRQ Publishes Landmark Federal Handbook on the Use of Patient Registries
5/14/07  U.S. Health Care Sector Moves Rapidly To Provide Consumer Information on Value
4/30/07  New Questionnaire Can Help Hospitals with Emergency Response Planning
4/23/07  HHS Issues Report to Congress on E-Prescribing
4/13/07  One in Four Hospital Patients Is Admitted with a Mental Health or Substance Abuse Disorder
3/30/07  New Checklists Help Men and Women Know Which Medical Tests Are Needed To Stay Healthy at Any Age
3/16/07  AHRQ Study Finds First-Generation Antipsychotics Associated with Increased Mortality Risk in Seniors
3/7/07  Special Edition—AHRQ and Ad Council Encourage Patients to Ask Questions and Get More Involved With Their Health Care
2/16/07  AHRQ's Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Request is $329.6 Million
2/2/07  AHRQ Announces New Members of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
1/26/07  AHRQ Study Finds Newer Class of Antidepressants Similar in Effectiveness, But Side Effects Differ
1/19/07  Missed Opportunities: Too Few Americans Being Screened, Counseled to Prevent Colorectal Cancer, Obesity, Other Conditions
1/5/07  AHRQ Study Finds that Adding Lab Data and Refining Secondary Diagnosis Information Improves Measurement of Hospital Quality

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2006    
12/22/06  City Versus City: When It Comes to Health Insurance Costs, Geography Matters
12/8/06  AHRQ To Fund Studies on Safety and Quality in Ambulatory Care Settings
11/17/06  AHRQ Director Calls for Achieving Enhanced Quality and Care Through Health IT
10/27/06  AHRQ Launches Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) Tool for Primary Care Clinicians
10/20/06  New Evidence Report Finds Most Genomic Tests to Identify or Treat Ovarian Cancer Have Not Shown Clinical Value
10/2/06  AHRQ Director Participates in Remaking American Medicine™—PBS Series on Health Care
9/22/06  NQF and JCAHO Announce the 2006 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards
9/15/06  New National Study of Medical Interns Finds Majority Exceed Work Hour Limits; A Second Study Finds a Link Between Needle-Stick Injuries and Long Shifts
8/25/06  President Bush Issues Executive Order on Health Care Transparency
8/18/06  New AHRQ Report Finds Anthrax in Children Difficult to Detect and Treat
8/4/06  Obesity Surgery Complication Rates Higher Over Time
7/14/06  New AHRQ Study on Malpractice Damage Awards on Health Care Expenditures
6/30/06  New AHRQ Asthma Care Resource Guide Offers Help To States
6/23/06  AHRQ Director Testifies on Accelerating the Adoption of Health IT
6/9/06  New Study Finds Increased Risk of Birth Defects Related to First Trimester Use of ACE Inhibitors
5/26/06  Study Finds No Clinically Significant Difference in Effectiveness of Drugs for Managing Anemia in Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment
5/19/06  A Special Message from AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., on the 200th issue of the Agency's Electronic Newsletter
5/11/06  AHRQ Study Finds Computer Alerts Can Help Reduce Prescribing of Drugs That May Interact with Blood Thinners
4/27/06  New AHRQ Study Shows Medicaid Spending on Outpatient Drugs More Than Doubled in Recent Years
4/21/06  AHRQ Study Finds Wrong-site Surgery Rare and Preventable
4/13/06  AHRQ Releases New Report To Help Providers Adopt Health IT
3/31/06  New Evidence Report, Cesarean Delivery on Maternal Request, Is Available
3/17/06  AHRQ Launches New Web-based Tool for States To Measure Quality Performance
3/10/06  AHRQ Listening Sessions on Patient Safety Organizations Set for March 13 and 16
3/1/06  AHRQ's Listening Sessions on Patient Safety Organizations Set for March 8, 13, and 16
2/16/06  AHRQ Launches New "Learning Resources" to Help Providers Adopt Health IT
2/10/06  New AHRQ Comparative Effectiveness Review Finds Noninvasive Tests May Miss Breast Cancer
1/27/06  New AHRQ-Funded Study in JAMA Finds Diet High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids Unlikely to Reduce Risk of Cancer
1/13/06  AHRQ Issues Third Annual National Reports on Health Care Quality and Disparities
1/4/06  Special Issue: AHRQ Launches New Audio and Video Media Tools

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2005    
12/30/05  AHRQ to Release the 2005 National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report at National Leadership Summit on January 9
12/20/05  AHRQ Releases First Comparative Effectiveness Review; Certain Drugs Found as Effective as Surgery for Management of GERD
12/12/05  AHRQ Launches Project to Develop Guide for Patient Registries
11/18/05  AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Seeking Future Research Topics
11/10/05  AHRQ-Funded Study Finds Continued Antibiotic Overprescribing for Children with Sore Throats
10/28/05  AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy Speaks to AMIA
10/14/05  New Publication Helps Consumers Find Information and Support After a Diagnosis
9/30/05  AHRQ Launches New "Effective Health Care Program" to Compare Medical Treatments and Help Put Proven Treatments into Practice
9/23/05  AHRQ Releases a New Breast Cancer Booklet in Spanish
9/16/05  New Publication Helps Consumers Understand and Get Quality Health Care
9/2/05  Guidance Available from AHRQ To Help Communities Reopen Former Hospitals to Care for Survivors of Hurricane Katrina
8/26/05  AHRQ-Supported Study Finds Medical Disparities Narrowing
8/15/05  AHRQ Issues New Data on the Uninsured
8/2/05  Dr. Clancy Testifies on AHRQ's Health Information Technology Research
7/8/05  Task Force Releases New Recommendations on HIV Screening
7/1/05  Dr. Clancy Testifies on AHRQ's Health Information Technology Research Portfolio
6/24/05  AHRQ Announces First Phase of Reviews Under Its New Research Program on the Effectiveness of Health Care Interventions
6/3/05  AHRQ's Daniel B. Stryer, M.D., 1964-2005
5/27/05  New Web-based Tool Helps Planners Inventory Resources for Public Health Emergencies
5/20/05  AHRQ Director Testifies on HHS Telemedicine Activities
5/13/05  Ambulatory Performance Measures Represent a Major Step in Improving Quality of Health Care
4/29/05  Latest Data Show That Use of Antibiotics to Treat Ear Infections Is Falling
4/14/05  AHRQ Launches New Web Site Designed To Provide Single National Source for Patient Safety Findings and Resources
4/8/05  AHRQ Director Issues Quality Challenge at National Summit
4/1/05  AHRQ Director Issues New Quality Challenge
3/18/05  Study Finds Hospital Leaders Have Serious Reservations About Mandatory Error Reporting
3/11/05  New Study on Computerized Order Entry Finds Flaws that Could Lead to Errors, Points to Opportunities for Improvement
3/4/05  Second National Reports on Quality and Disparities Find Improvements in Health Care Quality, Although Disparities Remain
2/4/05  Task Force Recommends that Male Smokers Between the Ages of 65 and 75 Be Screened for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
1/28/05  New Study Finds Harmful Drug-drug and Drug-disease Interactions Among the Elderly
1/7/05  New AHRQ Diabetes Care Resource Guide Offers Help to States

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