EHC Updates: Low Back Pain Research Summaries; Registries Draft White Papers; HIV/AIDS Final Report

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The following have been posted to the EHC Program Web site.

New AHRQ Summaries for Treating Low Back Pain

New evidence-based publications from AHRQ can help clinicians, patients and their families make informed decisions about treating low back pain, a condition that affects eight out of 10 people at least once in their lifetimes. Noninvasive Treatments for Low Back Pain: Current State of the Evidence is a publication for clinicians that summarizes the benefits and harms of noninvasive treatments for acute, subacute and chronic low back pain. The publication summarizes findings in an AHRQ-funded systematic review that examined interventions including exercise, medications, acupuncture and superficial heat. The publication also evaluates the strength of evidence for each finding. Also available is a new continuing education module based on the evidence review, as well as a plain-language publication for patients, Noninvasive Treatments for Low Back Pain – A Summary of the Research for Adults.

Draft Reports

These draft White Papers are associated with the proposed Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide: 4th Edition. They are open for comment until December 19, 2016.

Final Report

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