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2006 Press Releases

Date Title
12/21/06 City vs. City: When It Comes to Health Insurance Costs, Geography Matters
12/12/06 Physicians' Extended Work Shifts Associated With Increased Risk of Medical Errors That Harm Patients
12/5/06 Risk of Death or Heart Attack With Drug-eluting Stents Appears Lower With Longer Use of Anti-clotting Treatment
11/16/06 Evidence-based Tips from AHRQ Help Hospitals Promote Patient Safety
11/16/06 New Disaster Planning Guide Offers Valuable Mass Casualty Care Information
11/14/06 AHRQ Awards More Than $5 Million To Study the Safe Delivery of Health Care Through Medical Simulation
11/14/06 Tax Subsidies for Employer-sponsored Health Insurance to Exceed $200 Billion This Year
11/2/06 AHRQ and Department of Defense Release New Team Training Tool for Health Care Settings
11/1/06 Pay-for-Performance Incentives Adopted by Half of U.S. HMOs, but Use Depends on Health Plan Type, Physician Payment Arrangements
10/27/06 New Study Shows More Convenient HIV Treatment as Effective as More Complex Regimens
10/27/06 New Disaster-preparedness Resource Provides Valuable Information for Pediatricians and Emergency Response Planners
10/26/06 AHRQ Launches Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePPS) Tool for Primary Care Clinicians
10/26/06 AHRQ and United Health Foundation Team to Distribute the Latest Clinical Prevention Recommendations to Clinicians Nationwide
10/25/06 "Off-pump" Bypass Surgery Associated with Reduced Occurrence of Stroke and Other Complications
10/24/06 Scientific Evidence Lacking for Patients Choosing Among Treatments for Narrowed Kidney Arteries
10/16/06 New Evidence Report Finds Most Genomic Tests to Identify or Treat Ovarian Cancer Have Not Shown Clinical Value
9/26/06 Heart Attack Risks, Pain Relief Similar for Most Osteoarthritis Drugs
9/6/06 National Study of Medical Interns Finds Majority Exceed Work Hour Limits; Link Made Between Needle Stick Injuries and Long Shifts
8/17/06 Anthrax in Children Difficult to Detect and Treat, New Report Finds
8/15/06 Nurse-led Care Improves Functioning in Heart Failure Patients in Minority Communities
8/15/06 Chemotherapy Complications Greater Than Previously Estimated
7/24/06 Obesity Surgery Complication Rates Higher Over Time
7/21/06 Health Care Quality Leaders Join Forces: AQA and HQA Collaborate to Expedite National Quality Strategy
7/14/06 AHRQ National Advisory Council To Meet July 21
6/27/06 New AHRQ Asthma Care Resource Guide Offers Help To States
6/7/06 New Study Finds Increased Risk of Birth Defects Related to First Trimester Use of ACE Inhibitors
5/23/06 Study Finds No Clinically Significant Difference in Effectiveness of Drugs for Managing Anemia in Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment
5/4/06 Business Coalitions Join AHRQ To Improve the Quality of Diabetes Care
4/26/06 New AHRQ Study Shows Medicaid Spending on Outpatient Drugs More Than Doubled in Recent Years
4/19/06 AHRQ Expands Therapeutics Education and Research Network To Focus on Critical Issues Facing the Health Care System
4/17/06 AHRQ Study Finds Wrong-site Surgery Rare and Preventable
4/17/06 New Report Finds No Effective Medications for Anorexia Nervosa, but Behavioral Therapy May Have a Limited Benefit
4/11/06 New Information Will Help Health Care Providers Adopt Health IT
3/31/06 AHRQ National Advisory Council To Meet April 7
3/17/06 AHRQ Launches New Web-Based Tool for States To Measure Performance on the Quality of Health Care Across America
3/1/06 Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance Announces Pilot Project
2/13/06 AHRQ Launches New "Learning Resources" To Help Providers Adopt Health IT
2/9/06 Noninvasive Tests May Miss Breast Cancer, AHRQ Study Finds
1/24/06 Diet High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids Unlikely to Reduce Risk of Cancer
1/9/06 AHRQ Releases 2005 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
1/3/06 HHS Solicits Input on Priorities for Research under AHRQ Effective Health Care Program


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