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2001 Press Releases

Date; Title
12/13/01 New Resource Helps Clinicians Put Prevention Into Practice
12/11/01 Up To One in Five Elderly Prescribed Potentially Inappropriate Medications
12/11/01 Research Supports Use of Intensive Therapy and Team Approach in Management of Diabetes
11/20/01 New Predictive Tool Could Reduce Hospital Admissions for Nursing Home Residents with Lower Respiratory Infections
11/20/01 AHRQ'S New Prevention Quality Indicators Flag Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations
11/8/01 AHRQ Announces Nearly $3 Million to Build and Support Research Infrastructure
10/26/01 AHRQ National Advisory Council to Meet November 2
10/23/01 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reviews Evidence on Newborn Hearing Screening
10/23/01 AHRQ Releases First Annual Report on New National Database Comparing Results of CAHPS® Surveys
10/11/01 HHS Announces $50 Million Investment to Improve Patient Safety
9/27/01 1999 Data from the MEPS Insurance Component Are Now Available
9/26/01 Government Offers Spanish-Speaking Americans Advice for Getting Better Quality Medical Care
9/25/01 African-American Medicare Beneficiaries Less Likely than Whites to Receive Flu Shots Regardless of Plan Type
9/18/01 AHRQ Report Finds Exercise May Help Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
9/5/01 Annual Nursing Home Expenses Increased by 150 Percent from 1987 to 1996
9/4/01 Very Few Students in American Medical Schools Receive Training about Adverse Drug Events
9/4/01 AHRQ Report Details Evidence for the Diagnosis and Management of Breast Disease
8/30/01 AHRQ Seeks Applications for Second Phase of CAHPS®
8/10/01 AHRQ Releases 1998 and 1999 State Inpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Databases
8/3/01 Statistics for Health Insurance Coverage from the 2000 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Now Available
8/1/01 AHRQ Announces New Research Priorities: Patient-Centered Care and Payment and Organization
7/26/01 Combined Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery Lowers Intraocular Pressure More Than Cataract Surgery Alone
7/20/01 AHRQ National Advisory Council to Meet July 27
7/19/01 Robert Graham Selected to Head AHRQ's Center for Practice and Technology Assessment
7/18/01 Doctors' Dissatisfaction Grew Steadily Over the Last Decade
7/17/01 AHRQ Releases New Evidence on Proven Patient Safety Practices
7/13/01 No Differences Found Between Medicare Fee-for-Service and HMO Patients for Heart Attack Followup Care but Effective Drugs Are Under-Prescribed for Both
7/12/01 AHRQ Unveils Nation's First All-Children's Hospital Care Research Database
7/11/01 Hospital Mergers May Save Less Than Anticipated
7/5/01 AHRQ Supports Study of Care for Living Organ Donors
7/3/01 Organ Donations Increase When Families Have Good Information about the Donation Process
6/27/01 Use of U.S. Health Services Stays Fairly Constant Over Forty Years
6/12/01 Quality Improvement Goal of AHRQ-Supported Research in the June 13 Issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association
6/12/01 One in Every Four Hospital Stays Includes at Least One Cardiovascular Procedure
6/9/01 Switching Between SCHIP and Medicaid May Leave Children at Risk of Reduced Access to Care
6/5/01 AHRQ Releases 1997 Data about the Cost of Health Care
6/5/01 Hip Fracture Study Calls for Assessing Patients' Risks of Both Functional Impairment and Death
5/23/01 AHRQ Issues a Request for Proposals to Develop a National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™
5/22/01 Study Develops New System for Identifying Successful Hospital Quality Improvements
5/3/01 New Web-based Tool Provides State-By-State Insurance Data
5/2/01 Less Than a Third of Black and Hispanic Children Visit a Dentist During the Year
5/1/01 Evidence Shows Epoetin Reduces Transfusions in Anemic Cancer Patients but Questions Remain on How Best to Use It
4/26/01 Educational Program for Controlling Chronic Pain Cuts Nursing Home NSAID Use 70 Percent
4/25/01 AHRQ Releases Request for Applications on Patient Safety for Research Dissemination and Education Projects
4/24/01 Use of Antifungal Drug Fluconazole Effective in Preventing Thrush in Persons Who are HIV Positive
4/18/01 A Common Ear Surgery for Children Does Not Measurably Improve Development at Age Three
4/18/01 Over 70 Percent of Children Visit a Doctor's Office at Least Once During the Year
4/17/01 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Calls for Chlamydia, Lipid Screening among First Four Recommendations
4/17/01 Health Insurance Enrollment Declining in Industries with Large Minority Workforces
4/11/01 Reducing and Preventing Adverse Drug Events Decreases Hospital Costs
4/9/01 AHRQ Report Details Evidence for Diagnosing and Monitoring Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women
4/6/01 Dental Problems Go Unresolved in Many HIV Patients
4/4/01 Almost $13 Billion is Paid Out of Pocket for Children's Health Care
3/27/01 Fifth in a Series of Requests for Applications on Patient Safety Research Issued by AHRQ Focuses on Working Conditions
3/21/01 Statistics on Uninsured From 1999 MEPS Are Now Available
3/20/01 AHRQ's Child Health Toolbox Is Now Online
3/14/01 Study Links New Therapies to Decline in Hospital Costs for Most, but Not All HIV Patients
3/12/01 Three AHRQ Articles Featured in Health Affairs Health Care Trends Theme Issue
3/8/01 AHRQ Offers Catalog of Its State and National Hospital Databases
2/28/01 Surprisingly Large Gaps Found in Cancer Pain Research
2/27/01 Black Women More Likely Than Other Women to Be Treated For Uterine Fibroids With Surgery That Preserves Uterus
2/27/01 AHRQ Announces the Building Research Infrastructure and Capacity (BRIC) Program
2/23/01 AHRQ Issues Request for Applications on Clinical Informatics and Patient Safety Research
2/23/01 AHRQ National Advisory Council to Meet March 2
2/22/01 AHRQ Report Details Evidence Supporting Interventions for Diagnosing and Managing Epilepsy
2/2/01 AHRQ Issues Third in a Series of Requests for Applications on Patient Safety Research
1/31/01 New Booklet Advises Taking an Active Role in Health Care Decisions
1/25/01 Nearly 60 percent of Child Health Care Costs for Uninsured Children Is Paid out of Pocket
1/23/01 Researchers Under-report Drug Safety Problems
1/11/01 Hospital Stays for Childbirth and Mental Disorders are Often Uninsured

 

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