EHC Program Update: Call for Nominations for Future EPC Reports

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Call for Nominations for EPC Reports by June 22nd

What health care decisions are you struggling with? Would a review of the scientific evidence help inform this decision? Share your ideas with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program. AHRQ will use these ideas to determine the focus of its evidence reports for next fiscal year (i.e., AHRQ can provide an evidence report at no cost). Your input is important!

Propose your evidence report topics by June 22 at
https://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/index.cfm/submit-a-suggestion-for-research/.

The AHRQ EPC Program reviews and summarizes the available evidence on current health care issues, which can help:

  • Clinicians and policymakers understand the benefits and harms of different tests and treatments;
  • Health systems and policymakers understand the best options for implementing a new program or intervention; and
  • Patients make better decisions about their health care options;

Consistent with past years, we will review every proposed topic with our selection criteria (https://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/about/epc/nomination/). Information about the importance and impact of a review will especially be helpful.  In particular, the potential impact of a review on clinical practice and health outcomes --- going beyond a guideline or recommendation. 

If you have any questions, please contact epc@ahrq.hhs.gov