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2008 Press Releases

Date   Title
12/9/08 Study Finds Doctors' Use of E-Prescribing Systems Linked to Formulary Data Can Boost Drug Cost Savings
12/2/08 New Report Recommends Strategies To Reduce Medical Resident Fatigue-related Errors and Improve Training
11/21/08 Final Rule Issued for Patient Safety Organizations
11/18/08 Some Pregnancy-related Complications Minimized for Women Who Have Had Weight-loss Surgery
11/13/08 New Inventory of HHS Quality Measures Released to Improve Public- and Private-Sector Performance Measurement Efforts
10/31/08 AHRQ National Advisory Council To Meet November 7
10/21/08 More than 2 Million Children with Insured Parents Are Uninsured; Most Are Low or Middle Income
10/8/08 HHS Issues Interim Guidance For Patient Safety Organizations
10/7/08 Task Force Finds Several Methods Equally Effective for Colorectal Cancer Screening
10/1/08 AHRQ Awards $3 Million To Help Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Hospital ICUs
9/29/08 Behavioral Modification Programs Help Obese Children Manage Their Weight
9/22/08 New Computer-Based Tools Will Help Make Best Use of Genetic Breast Cancer Tests
9/22/08 Improved Makes Health Information Quicker and Easier to Use
9/15/08 Modified Insulin Most Effective For Controlling Post-Meal Blood Sugar Levels
9/15/08 AHRQ Releases Two New Resources to Help Consumers and Clinicians Prevent Dangerous Blood Clots
8/20/08 New AHRQ Tool Helps Hospitals Evaluate Disaster Drills
8/4/08 Task Force Says Men Age 75 and Older Should Not Be Screened for Prostate Cancer
7/28/08 New AHRQ Study Finds Surgical Errors Cost Nearly $1.5 Billion Annually
7/18/08 AHRQ National Advisory Council to Meet July 25
7/15/08 AHRQ and AARP Team to Help Adults over 50 Stay Healthy
7/8/08 Report Offers Resources for Home Health Care Response During a Flu Pandemic
7/3/08 Task Force Recommends Screening for Hearing Loss in All Newborns
6/18/08 New Spanish-language Consumer Guide Compares Oral Diabetes Medications
5/22/08 AHRQ Announces Guide to Help Patients on Coumadin®/Warfarin Therapy
5/7/08 New Evidence Provides Clinicians with Better Tools To Help Smokers Quit
4/21/08 AHRQ and Ad Council Encourage Men To Take Preventive Steps in Their Health Care
4/14/08 AHRQ Web Resource Features 100 Examples of Health Care Innovations and Tools
4/2/08 AHRQ National Advisory Council To Meet April 4
3/26/08 AHRQ'S 2007 State Snapshots Provide Broader Portraits of State-by-State Health Care Performance
3/17/08 HHS Secretary Appoints New Members to AHRQ National Advisory Council
3/13/08 AHRQ Awards $5 Million To Help Integrate Clinical Decision Support Technologies into Health Care Delivery
3/12/08 AHRQ and Ad Council Encourage Hispanics to Become More Involved in Their Health Care
3/5/08 AHRQ Announces New Members to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
3/3/08 Task Force Recommends Against Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Using Spirometry
3/3/08 Modest Health Care Quality Gains Outpaced by Spending
2/12/08 New Patient Safety Proposed Regulation Aims to Improve Health Care Quality and Patient Safety
2/4/08 Outcomes Vary for Prostate Cancer Patients Choosing Surgery; Overall, No Treatment Proven Superior
1/15/08 AHRQ Releases Consumer Financial Incentives Guide for Employers and Other Health Care Purchasers
1/9/08 Physicians Want To Learn from Medical Mistakes but Say Current Error-reporting Systems Are Inadequate
1/1/08 Blacks, Hispanics and Other Groups Less Likely To Get Strong Pain Medications in Hospital Emergency Departments


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