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Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

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At trial, the plaintiffs alleged a departure from the AHCPR standard of care and showed that Chin practiced in an environment that provided notice of the responsibility to treat pain aggressively.
For example, the authors of a review of the CPG issued by the AHCPR for heart failure found that there is emphasis on early treatment for congestive heart failure (CHF) attributable to reduced ventricular systolic function (17).
Counseling, education, and assistance with lifestyle modification as suggested by AHCPR may make a significant difference in the lives of those affected by heart failure.
The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) is another administrative data set used to evaluate care outcomes (AHCPR 1999).
Also during this middle phase, AHCPR reached another significant milestone in training program efforts: its share of NRSA funds increased substantially from 0.5 percent to 1.0 percent of NIH's allocation.
The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), provides evidence based information on health care outcomes.
Practice was defined as actions identified in the AHCPR guideline as being within the capability and scope of registered nurses of all educational levels.
AHRQ (then known as AHCPR, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research) supported the conference "Enhancing Patient Safety and Reducing Errors in Health Care," which launched the National Patient Safety Foundation.
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) 2102 E Jefferson St Executive Office Ctr Ste 501 Rockville, MD 20852 301-594-1364 Fax: 301-594-2283 kmurray@ahcpr.gov www.ahcpr.gov