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2004-2000

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Date   Top Story
2004    
12/17/04  List of Priority Conditions for Research under Medicare Modernization Act Released
12/10/04  New Evidence Report on the Safety and Effectiveness of Melatonin Supplements Available
12/3/04  New AHRQ Consumer Tool Puts Quit Plan in a Smoker's Hands
11/12/04  New Survey Helps Hospitals Measure and Improve Patient Safety Culture
10/29/04  Limiting Medical Interns' Work Hours Can Reduce Serious Medical Errors In ICUs
10/22/04  AHRQ's Carolyn Clancy Participates in eHealth Initiative's Health Information Technology Summit
10/15/04  HHS Awards $139 Million to Drive Adoption of Health Information Technology
10/8/04  HHS Partners with Discovery Networks, U.S., and Clinician Groups on New Tools To Help Combat Childhood Obesity
9/24/04  New Guide Helps Communities Prepare for Vaccine and Drug Dispensing in the Event of Bioterrorism or Other Public Health Emergency
9/17/04  Many Chronically Ill Patients Don't Tell Their Doctors That They Limit Use of Prescription Drugs Because of Cost
9/10/04  Oral Erythromycin Combined With a Number of Commonly Used Drugs May Increase the Risk of Sudden Death From Cardiac Causes
8/20/04  AHRQ Seeks Volunteer Sites to Test Ambulatory CAHPS® (ACAHPS®)
8/6/04  Coming Soon—New AHRQ Patient Safety E-newsletter
7/30/04  New AHRQ Bioterrorism Preparedness Tool Available
7/23/04  Secretary Announces New Health Information Technology Framework
7/19/04  AHRQ and the Federal Trade Commission Collaborate on Articles in the International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics
7/9/04  New AHRQ Evidence Report Summary on Celiac Disease Available
6/25/04  New Evidence Report on Pharmacological Treatment of Dementia Available
6/18/04  AHRQ Makes Access to Hospital Data Easier
6/10/04  Children Frequently Experience Medical Injuries in Hospitals
5/28/04  Task Force Recommends Vision Screening for Children Younger than 5 Years Old
5/21/04  New AHRQ Tool Helps Hospitals With Emergency Management Plans
5/7/04  New AHRQ Report Says Better Coordination of Resources Along Regional Lines Is Essential to Bioterrorism Preparedness
4/30/04  New AHRQ Tool for PDAs Helps Clinicians Select Preventive Services By Age and Gender
4/23/04  HHS Town Hall Meeting on Priorities for Research Under Medicare Modernization Act Set for May 21
4/16/04  HHS Solicits Input on Priorities for Research Under Medicare Modernization Act
4/8/04  Press Briefing to Release Two New Health Literacy Reports
3/26/04  AHRQ-Funded Study Indicates that Hysterectomy Leads to Better Outcomes and Greater Patient Satisfaction than Medicine for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
3/19/04  AHRQ Director Testifies Before Ways and Means Subcommittee on HHS Quality Issues
3/12/04  AHRQ Director Outlines Budget Priorities for Patient Safety, Health Information Technology
3/5/04  AHRQ Releases New Tool for PDAs to Help Clinicians Treat Community-Acquired Pneumonia
2/27/04  AHRQ Director to Testify Before House Appropriations Subcommittee on FY '05 Budget Request
2/20/04  Treadmill Testing, EKG, and CT Scans Not Recommended for Screening Patients at Low Risk for Heart Disease
2/6/04  AHRQ's FY 2005 Budget Proposal Set at $304 Million
1/23/04  New Data Available That Show a Relationship Between Diabetes, Obesity, and Chronic Disease
1/16/04  AHRQ Announces New Chair and Members of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
1/9/04  Reminder: Letters of Intent Due February 6 for Three New RFAs on Health Information Technology

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2003    
12/22/03  AHRQ Hosts Press Briefing on First National Reports on Health Care Quality and Disparities
12/12/03  New AHRQ Study Finds that Minority Youths Are More Likely To Be Overweight
12/5/03  AHRQ Salutes JCAHO on Surgical Protocol
11/21/03  AHRQ Issues Three New RFAs to Support Health Information Technology to Improve Patient Safety and Quality of Care
11/14/03  AHRQ Awards Small Research Grants to Primary Care Practice-based Research Networks
11/4/03  AHRQ, HHS Patient Safety Task Force Announce Nearly $4 Million in Patient Safety Challenge Grants
10/17/03  Independent Task Forces Release Recommendations on Community and Clinical Approaches to Preventing Skin Cancer
10/10/03  Changes in ICU Nurse Activity After Installation of a Third Generation Information System
10/3/03  AHRQ Announces Expanded Resource to Help Adults Stay Healthy
9/26/03  Delays in Grant Application Submission Due to Hurricane Isabel
9/12/03  New AHRQ-Funded Study Finds Fewer Antibiotics Prescribed for American Children
9/5/03  Special Note to AHRQ LISTSERV® Subscribers
8/15/03  Patient Safety Improvement Corps Training Program Announced
8/7/03  HHS Announces Campaign With Hospitals and Physicians to Distribute Information About Safer Health Care
7/25/03  Dignitaries Gather for Dedication of AHRQ's New John M. Eisenberg Building
7/11/03  AHRQ Director Testifies on Technology, Innovation, and the Costs of Health Care Before the Joint Economic Committee
6/26/03  AHRQ Director to Provide Update on Research Priorities at the AcademyHealth Meeting on June 27
6/13/03  AHRQ Moves to New Home
6/6/03  New Study Finds Patient Safety Problems in Hospitalized Children Are Substantial
5/30/03  AHRQ Electronic Newsletter Has a New Format
5/9/03  HHS Urges Women To Get Regular Preventive Checkups
5/2/03  AHRQ and NCPIE Produce New Tool to Help Consumers Reduce Medication Errors
4/28/03  National Women's Check-Up Day is May 12
4/18/03  Research in action synthesis on end-of-life care available
4/11/03  AHRQ to support challenge grants to assess risks to patients and implement safe practices
3/28/03  New Evidence Report Summary Available on Management of Jaundice in Newborns
3/21/03  HHS to Test Use of Handheld Device Network for Transmitting Urgent Information About Biological Agents to Clinicians
3/14/03  New AHRQ Web-Based Tool Offers Hospitals Quick Checkup on Patient Safety
3/7/03  Outpatient Prescription Drug-Related Injuries Are Common in Older Patients, But Many Can Be Prevented
2/28/03  Program To Reduce Disparities in Kidney Dialysis Appears To Be Effective
2/21/03  AHRQ's New National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ Launched
2/14/03  AHRQ WebM&M Online Patient Safety Journal Launched
2/5/03  AHRQ's Carolyn Clancy Named Permanent Director by HHS Secretary Thompson
1/31/03  HHS Secretary Thompson to Unveil Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2004
1/24/03  USPSTF Recommends Regular Cervical Cancer Screening But Supports Less Frequent Screening for Some Women
1/17/03  AHRQ-funded Study Examines Risk Factors For Retained Instruments and Sponges After Surgery
1/10/03  AHRQ/AAP Announce Partnership on 20 Tips To Help Prevent Medical Errors in Children

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2002    
12/20/02  NEJM Study on 1-day Hospital Maternity Stays
12/13/02  HHS, AHRQ Applaud Hospital Quality Initiative
12/6/02  Task Force Issues Findings on Screening for Prostate Cancer
11/22/02  AHRQ Deputy Director Leaving to Focus on Child Health Policy at University of South Florida
11/15/02  New AHRQ Partnerships for Quality Initiative Will Move Research into Practice More Quickly
11/8/02  HHS Analysis of IOM Report Finds Many Quality Improvement Efforts Already are Underway
11/1/02  Prescription Drug Therapies: Reducing Costs and Improving Outcomes
10/25/02  Task Force Recommendations Featured at Hormone Therapy Meeting
10/18/02  U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Caution on Combined Hormone Therapy
10/10/02  AHRQ Announces New Domestic Violence Program Assessment Tool for Hospitals
10/4/02  Hospital-CAHPS® Web Chat Is Scheduled for October 24
9/20/02  U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Urges Routine Osteoporosis Screening for Women 65 and Older
9/13/02  Health Insurance Premiums Rose More Than 30 Percent Between 1996 and 2000
9/6/02  AHRQ Releases Bioterrorism Preparedness Research and Tools to Help Clinicians
8/23/02  AHRQ Unveils Hospital Bioterrorism Preparedness Tool
8/9/02  AHRQ Partners with ePocrates to Disseminate U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations
7/25/02  Senate Appropriations Committee approves $308.6 million for AHRQ in FY 2003
7/18/02  Senate Subcommittee Budget Mark Recommends $308.6 Million for AHRQ in FY 2003
7/12/02  Web Conference on Pediatric Patient Safety on July 17
7/1/02  USPSTF Urges Clinicians and Patients To Discuss Pros and Cons of Taking Prescription Medicines To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
6/21/02  New AHRQ/CDC Report on Physical Activity in Older Americans
6/14/02  New Measure May Help Prevent Pneumonia Patients from Being Sent Home from the Hospital too Soon
6/7/02  Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Can Help Prevent or Delay Disabilities
5/31/02  New Analysis in New England Journal of Medicine Confirms Direct Link Between Hospital Nurse Staffing and Patient Safety
5/24/02  USPSTF Issues Recommendation on Screening Adults for Depression
5/17/02  New Case Study Indicates that Mental Health Parity Did Not Raise Costs for A Large Employer Who Used a Managed Care Arrangement
5/13/02  Smoking and pregnancy Web chat scheduled for Monday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
5/03/02  AHRQ's Carolyn Clancy testified at House Appropriations hearing on May 1
4/19/02  Monograph from Quality Conference Available
4/12/02  Nationwide Study Confirms that Older Patients Who Need Certain High-Risk Surgeries Fare Better in More Experienced Hospitals
4/4/02  Study Finds that Many Computerized Interventions Started with AHRQ Research
3/29/02  HHS Secretary Thompson names Carolyn Clancy, M.D., as Acting Director of AHRQ
3/22/02  AHRQ National Advisory Council Meeting
3/15/02  Memorial Service for AHRQ Director John M. Eisenberg
3/11/02  Special Edition: Sad News About AHRQ Director John M. Eisenberg, M.D., M.B.A.
2/26/02  HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson Announces New Recommendations on Mammography
2/14/02  AHRQ Deputy Director Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee about Role of New Council on Private-Sector Initiatives
2/7/02  AHRQ's FY 2003 Budget Proposal
2/1/02  Trend in Hysterectomies Performed in the United States Has Remained Flat from 1990 to 1997
1/16/02  AOL Web Chat with AHRQ Researcher Dr. Arlene Bierman
1/11/02  New Web Site Helps Hospital-based Doctors and Nurses Diagnose Anthrax, Smallpox and Other Rare Infections

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2001    
12/13/01  JAMA Article on Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in the Elderly
11/21/01  Dr. Eisenberg on Fox News Channel Cable TV Special on Medical Errors
11/15/01  Bioterrorism Guidelines Added to NGC
10/26/01  What Do You Think about AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers?
10/11/01  HHS Secretary Thompson Announces $50 million Patient Safety Research Initiative
9/27/01  HHS Announces $126 Million in Relief Funds for Disaster-Impacted Health and Social Services
9/10/01  Survey of Medication Errors Education During Internal Medicine Clerkships
8/10/01  Video Clip of Dr. Eisenberg Discussing Evidence Report on Patient Safety Practices
8/1/01  Press Briefing on Patient Safety Practices
7/11/01  CHIRI Presentation on Disenrollment/enrollment in SCHIP
6/7/01  Testimony Available from May 24 Hearing on Medical Errors and Patient Safety
5/24/01  FY 2002 AHRQ Appropriations
5/3/01  AHRQ's Report on Recent Activities and Future Directions
4/19/01  Launch of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
4/12/01  New RFA on Patient Safety Research Related to Working Conditions
3/21/01  Institute of Medicine (IOM) New Patient Safety Report
2/28/01  Institute of Medicine (IOM) to Release New Patient Safety Report
2/15/01  Another New Patient Safety RFA
2/1/01  Article in Pediatrics on Quality Improvement Initiatives for Children
1/23/01  MEPS Data Center

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2000    
12/20/00  AHRQ's FY 2001 Budget
12/6/00  Upcoming Live Webcast of AHRQ/Kaiser Family Foundation Survey Results
11/15/00  Centers of Excellence RFA
10/26/00  Three AHRQ-related Articles in JAMA
10/11/00  USA Today Story on Medical Errors
9/15/00  Video of Medical Errors Summit
9/7/00  Evidence Report on the Prediction of Risk for Patients with Unstable Angina
8/11/00  Women Over Age 80 Less Likely To Receive Full Range of Treatments for Breast Cancer
7/20/00  Summit on Medical Errors
6/29/00  AHRQ's Newly Redesigned Web Site
6/16/00  Update on AHRQ's Appropriations
6/2/00  AHRQ's FY 2001 Appropriations
5/12/00  Fiscal Year 2001 Appropriations Bill Markup
4/19/00  AHRQ-Funded Study Released Today in NEJM Shows Disparities by Race and Sex in Emergency Department Care
4/6/00  AHRQ Study Finds Quarter of Cesarean Sections May be Performed too Early in Labor
3/23/00  Now You Have a Diagnosis: What's Next?
3/8/00  Improved Version of HCUPnet
2/23/00  Medical Errors on the Hill
2/11/00  AHRQ Reauthorization

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