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New AHRQ Resource for Medical Librarians!

The federal government’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed a free resource to help health care providers learn more about the evidence supporting eight quality improvement strategies. “Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science” (CQG Series) is a new series of eight evidence reports that focus on various aspects of health care quality. This series not only expands the topic terrain beyond that covered in the initial 2004-2007 collection of reports, but also marshals the knowledge of eight Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs), with the goal of applying and advancing the state of the science for improving the health care system for the benefit of all patients. AHRQ’s evidence reports offer an unbiased analysis of available research on specific health care topics. The individual reports are:

  • “Bundled Payment: Effects on Health Care Spending and Quality” 12-E007-1
  • “The Patient-Centered Medical Home” 12-E008-1
  • “Quality Improvement Interventions to Address Health Disparities” 12-E009-1
  • “Medication Adherence Interventions: Comparative Effectiveness” 12-E010-1
  • “Public Reporting as a Quality Improvement Strategy” 12-E011-1
  • “Prevention of Healthcare–Associated Infections” 12(13)-E012-1
  • “Quality Improvement Measurement of Outcomes for People With Disabilities” 12(13)-E013-1
  • “Improving Health Care and Palliative Care for Advanced and Serious Illness” 12(13)-E014-1

To order the set, request publication OM 13-0014 from the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at 1-800-358-9295 or ahrqpubs@ahrq.gov.

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