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This is a comprehensive list of research projects funded by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) under the Medical Treatment Effectiveness Program (MEDTEP), from the inception of that program in December 1989 through December 1995. MEDTEP projects address the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of health care services available for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common clinical conditions. Most MEDTEP research addresses a specific clinical condition and assesses the outcomes of various pertinent health care services or procedures. Some studies address more general questions related to variations in clinical practice, factors that influence clinical decisions or patient preferences, the use of clinical guidelines and other decision supports, pertinent databases, or the development of new methods and measures.

Projects are categorized under Clinical Studies (with subcategories), Guideline Implementation and Evaluation, and Methods and Measures. Within each category, projects are in alphabetical order by the name of the principal investigator. Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) projects and PORT IIs are so designated. Because some projects are pertinent to more than one category, readers with special interests are strongly encouraged to peruse all the projects.

For each project, we present the grant or contract number, project title, name and institution of the principal investigator, project start and completion dates, and a very brief description. For those projects that have been completed, executive summaries and final reports may be available through the National Technical Information Service.

To order a final project report, please contact:

National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22161
(703) 605-6000 or 800-553-6847

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