Slide 6. Effective Health Care Program.
- AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program created by Medicare Modernization Act of 2003.
- From 2005-2009, AHRQ received $129 million from Congress for patient-centered outcomes research plus $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
- Program has published more than 100 products, including guides for clinicians and consumers, with plans for 75 more over the next two years.
- Emphasis on user-driven synthesis of existing evidence, creation of new evidence, and evidence translation.