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AHCPR Invites Nominations of Topics for Evidence-based Practice Centers

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Media Advisory Date: December 23, 1996

The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research is inviting nominations of topics for evidence reports on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of common diseases and clinical conditions and, where appropriate, the use of alternative/complementary therapies, and for technology assessments of specific medical procedures or health care technologies.

The final topics determined by AHCPR will be assigned to specific AHCPR-supported Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs). The EPCs will prepare evidence reports and technology assessments that provide the scientific foundation for public and private organizations to use in developing and implementing their own practice guidelines, performance measures and other quality improvement tools, and in making decisions related to the effectiveness or appropriateness of specific health care technologies.

Select for a copy of the December 23 Federal Register notice announcing this invitation for nominations.

To be considered for the first group of evidence reports and technology assessments, topic nominations should be submitted by March 24, 1997 to: Douglas B. Kamerow, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Office of the Forum for Quality and Effectiveness in Health Care, AHCPR, 6000 Executive Boulevard, Willco Building, Suite 310, Rockville, Md. 20852.

Nominations may also be made electronically as an ASCII file, either as an attachment or incorporated into the body of the message. E-Mail:

After March 24, 1997, nominations will be accepted on an ongoing basis by mail or electronically at the above mail and E-mail addresses.

For additional information, contact AHCPR Public Affairs, (301) 427-1364: Salina Prasad, (301) 427-1864 (

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