For at least the past 10 years, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)—and its predecessor, AHCPR—has helped the health care system reduce cost and improve quality by answering critical questions regarding the delivery of health care services. This fact sheet highlights key AHRQ research that has had an effect on health policy, cost, and quality. Some examples of these questions and the AHRQ findings follow.
Internet Citation: AHRQ Research to Reduce Cost and Improve the Quality of Health Care. Content last reviewed April 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/costs/costqual/index.html