Welcome to the Effective Health Care Program Forum

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    Ever wonder where to find clear, evidence-based information about different treatment options for your patients?

    Health care is changing rapidly. Demands on nurses’ time are increasing as new clinical information and technologies emerge at an exponential rate. Patients are increasingly getting more involved in their health care, exploring their treatment options, and looking for a role in determining treatment goals.

    The Effective Health Care (EHC) Program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) wants to begin a conversation with you about these kinds of issues. Learn more about us by visiting our website, staying plugged into our forum discussions, and most importantly, letting us know what topics you want to discuss. What parts of evidence-based practice and patient education would you like to talk about?

    For more information on AHRQ’s EHC Program and how you can stay updated on evidence-based treatment information for you and your patients, visit www.ahrq.gov/clinicalbottomline.

    The Effective Health Care Program forum is available for nurses to explore and discuss comparative effectiveness research, a type of patient-centered outcomes research that provides evidence-based information to help nurses and patients work together to make informed decisions about treatment options.

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.

    Comments from anyone outside of AHRQ do not imply an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ, or any other Federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.
    Last edit by Theresa AHRQ on Jun 19, '13
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    Welcome to AN! I use the AHRQ for information and resources all the time!
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    I'll 2nd that emotion... Aloha~
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    Thanks for the welcome. We're happy to have this new forum to discuss topics with nurses. It's great to hear that you find AHRQ's information helpful. We hope you'll let us know what topics you want to discuss.
    Last edit by Beth AHRQ on Jun 28, '13
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    What a coincidence!!!!! I just cited AHRQ a couple of days back in a research paper!! Absolutely wonderful resource!!!
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    I look at AHRQ for standards of practice all the time in my work as a life care planner and legal nurse consultant. Looking forward to seeing what this forum will bring to the table!
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