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Fiscal Year 2002

The Accountability Report for fiscal year (FY) 2002 for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) describes its key program and financial management activities and highlights its accomplishments.

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Part 1. AHRQ Activities and Accomplishments, FY 2002

   Health Care in America
      Addressing Health Care Challenges
      Moving Ahead in a New Century
      AHRQ: Working to Improve Health Care in America
      Health Care Costs and Sources of Payment
      Health Insurance
      Health Status
      Use of Health Care
      Access to Care
      Health Care Disparities
   Role and Mission of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
      AHRQ's Customers
      How AHRQ's Research Helps People
      Policymakers Use AHRQ's Research in Many Ways
      AHRQ's Research Findings Help Clinicians and Patients
      AHRQ's Research Findings Help Health Systems Managers, Consumers, and Purchasers of Care
   AHRQ's Research Portfolio
      Opportunities for Research
      Unique AHRQ Research Investments
      Innovative Research: Addressing Current and Emerging Challenges
      Building the Research Infrastructure
      Investments in Training
   Partnerships and Coordination
      Translating Research Into Practice
      Improving Primary Care Through Practice-Based Research
      Fast-Track Research Through Integrated Systems
      Partnerships for Quality
      Monitoring the Nation's Health Care Safety Net

Strategic Goals and Performance Planning at AHRQ

   Goal 1 – Outcomes Research
      Measuring the Benefits, Risks, and Results of Research
      Prevention Research: Keeping People Healthy
      Putting Prevention Into Practice
      Promoting Safe and Effective Use of Pharmaceuticals
      Promoting Evidence-Based Health Care
      Finding the Evidence for Quality Health Care
   Goal 2 – Quality
      Making Quality Count
      Patient Safety and Reducing Errors in Medicine
      Working Conditions and Quality of Care
      Tools for Patients and Health Care Consumers
      Making Quality Count for Patients and Consumers
      National Healthcare Quality Report
      National Healthcare Disparities Report
      National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™
   Goal 3 – Costs, Use, and Access to Health Care
      Addressing Challenges to Care
      Impact of Payment and Organization on Cost, Quality, and Equity
      Health Care Markets and Managed Care
      Research on Lowering Health Care Costs
      Current Research on Health Care Costs
      Enhancing Access to Care
      Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
      Collecting MEPS Data
      Databases and Other MEPS Products
      Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
      State Inpatient Databases
      Use of HCUP Data
      Nationwide Inpatient Sample
      State Ambulatory Surgery Databases
      User-Friendly Software Tools for Quality Improvement
   Research on Health Care for Priority Populations
      Health Care for Minorities, Women, and Children
      Minority Health
      Women's Health
      Breast and Cervical Cancer
      Domestic Violence
      Children's Health
   Rapid Cycle Research
      Bioterrorism Research
      Making Timely HIV/AIDS Information Available
      Promoting Evidence-Based State and Local Health Policymaking
      Outreach to State and Local Health Officials
      Research Translation for Health Care Policymaking

Part 2. Financial Management

   AHRQ's Financial Performance, 2002
      Overview of Financial Performance
      Budgetary Resources
      Mechanisms of Support
      Analysis of Financial Statements
      Consolidated Balance Sheet
      Consolidated Statement of Net Cost
      Statement of Changes in Net Position
      Statement of Budgetary Resources
      Combined Statement of Financing
      Other Performance Issues
      Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA)
      Information Technology
      President's Management Agenda
   Financial Statements and Notes
      Consolidated Balance Sheet
      Consolidated Statement of Net Cost
      Consolidated Statement of Changes in Net Position
      Statement of Budgetary Resources
      Combined Statement of Financing
   Notes to the Principal Financial Statements
      Note 1 – Significant Accounting Policies
      Note 2 – Fund Balances with Treasury
      Note 3 – Accounts Receivable, Net
      Note 4 – General Property, Plant, and Equipment, Net
      Note 5 – Accrued Grant Advance
      Note 6 – Liabilities Not Covered by Budgetary Resources
      Note 7 – Grant Awards
      Required Supplementary Stewardship Information (RSSI)
      Investment in Research and Development
      Appendix A. AHRQ's Organizational Structure
      Appendix B. AHRQ's Organizational Chart, FY 2002
      Appendix C. National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
      Appendix D. AHRQ's Research Continuum

Current as of February 2003
AHRQ Publication No. 03-0013

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