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AHRQ Performance Plans for FY 2002 and 2003 and Performance Report for FY 2001

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GPRA Goal 3—Fiscal Year 2002 Indicators

Objective 3.1:
Maximize Dissemination of Information, tools, and Products developed from research results for use in practice settings.

Fiscal Year 2002 Indicators

  • Increase by 15% (relative to Fiscal Year 2001 baseline) the number of state and local governments trained and/or receiving technical assistance through User Liaison Program (ULP).
  • Identify at least five new and important on-going partnerships with public and private-sector organizations to disseminate and implement AHRQ sponsored or conducted research findings.
  • Synthesis of at least five grant portfolio areas on quality of care across Agency's goals for persons with chronic care needs produced and disseminated with particular focus on outreach to managed care executives.
  • Patient safety research findings will be disseminated to 1,000 providers through the Patient safety dissemination and education program.
  • Augment the family of CAHPS® instruments to include a Group Practice Level Survey.
  • Increase by 15% (relative to the Fiscal Year 2001 baseline) the number of publications of AHRQ funded and conducted research.
  • Establish a baseline of electronically available tools and publications that bring AHRQ research to our intended audiences—policymakers, clinicians, State and local officials, health care systems and researchers.

Objective 3.2:
Develop and facilitate the use of new tools, talent, products, and implementation methodologies stemming from research portfolio. (This is objective 3.3 in Fiscal Year 99-00.)

Fiscal Year 2002 Indicators

  • Fund or conduct at least five projects in tool and data development.
  • Fund or conduct at least five projects in tool and data use.
  • Provide technical assistance to 30 new users of CAHPS® tools.
  • Obtain data for the National CAHPS Benchmarking Database from 10 new sponsors of CAHPS surveys.
  • HIV Research Network data will be used to produce three analyses on disparities or quality.

Training Programs

  • Establish at least one Patient Safety Investigator training programs.
  • Support at least five new career development or research infrastructure grants to help to ensure the existence of an adequate cadre of future health services researchers to address existing and emerging research priorities.

Evidence-based Practice Centers

  • Produce evidence summaries for use in Federal direct care providers' efforts to increase evidence-based care.
  • Produce a minimum of 18 evidence reports, systematic evidence reviews, and technology assessments that may serve as the basis for interventions by Federal and other direct care providers, professional associations, and other healthcare organizations to increase evidence-based practice and enhance health outcomes and quality.
  • For at least four evidence reports or technology assessments work with partners to measure how the reports or assessments were used and what impact they had on clinical decision making and patient care.

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