(2.) Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
. Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention.
To further complicate comparisons, many generalists will consult with specialists on complicated cases, but medical records do not always show that, says Carolyn Clancy of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
in Rockville, Md.
The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
Strategic Plan, December 15, 1998
LIS researchers--whether faculty or doctoral students--should be encouraged to pursue investigations of issues in health sciences information and to seek outside support from agencies such as the National Library of Medicine and the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
which are already funding work in medical schools and health professions programs.
Report prepared by New Directions for Policy for the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
. Washington, DC.
Only three years old, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
(AHCPR) has a budget of $74 million (1993) to study guidelines for treating disease.
Third, facilities should become acquainted with some of the treatment guidelines available, such as those issued by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
(now called the Agency for Health Research and Quality) and by the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA).
The Physician Executive: What is the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
's (AHCPR) interest in EBM?
According to the "Medical Expenditure Panel Survey on Nursing Home Trends, 1987 and 1996," produced by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
(AHCPR), 12.6% of nursing homes in 1996 had Alzheimer special care units; 55.6% of these units had been in operation for 5 years or less.
When the federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
issued clinical practice guidelines for treatment of low back pain in 1994, spinal manipulation was Included as an option provided only that it be done by a "professional with experience." (8) (North Carolinians with aching backs who went to chiropractors got more satisfaction than those who saw primary care physicians, researchers reported in the October 5, 1995, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, even though the chiropractors' care was no more effective and twice as expensive.
The term investigational may be variably defined in different health benefit contracts, but, in general, many health plans and other policy-making organizations, such as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
(AHCPR), have adopted an evidence-based or outcomes approach to the evaluation of medical technologies, as opposed to relying on evidence that a technology is widely accepted by the medical community.
When was the last time you actually used one of your Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
(AHCPR) clinical practice guidelines - actually took it out onto the floor to help you understand and manage a resident's problem?