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Statement of AHCPR Administrator Clifton R. Gaus

Press Release Date: December 2, 1996

Today I am announcing my resignation as Administrator of the Agency for Heath Care Policy and Research (AHCPR). It has been my privilege to lead AHCPR at a critical juncture in its history and at a time of dramatic change in the American health care system. Now that the goals that I have set forth for AHCPR have been achieved through the hard work and dedication of its staff, it is time for me to return to the private sector.

I am confident that I leave an AHCPR that is strategically positioned to better help clinicians, health plans, consumers, and policymakers improve the quality of health care services and achieve value in health care spending. To ensure a smooth transition, I will be staying on until HHS Secretary Donna Shalala names a successor.

For additional information, contact AHCPR Public Affairs: Karen J. Migdail, (301) 427-1855 ; Salina Prasad, (301) 427-1864.

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