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Table 2.1. Sources Queried in Environmental Scan

Evaluation of the Use of AHRQ and Other Quality Indicators

Source TypeSource Name
Databases of Published LiteratureEconlit
NYAM Grey Literature
Psycinfo
PubMed
WorldCat
Conference presentation abstractsAcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting abstracts
Papers First
Social Sciences Abstracts
World of Science
World Wide Web search enginesGoogle
Google Scholar
Reviews of quality measurement activities conducted by third partiesDelmarva Foundation's review of 47 Websites publishing hospital quality information
Leapfrog compendium of incentive programs
NAHDO survey of state public reporting
AHRQ materialsAHRQ user conference presentations
AHRQ QI newsletters
Posting on AHRQ Web site requesting that users contact RAND for interview
Query of RAND Health research staff

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Internet Citation: Table 2.1. Sources Queried in Environmental Scan: Evaluation of the Use of AHRQ and Other Quality Indicators. December 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/qualityindicators/tab2-1.html