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Electronic Newsletter Archive, 2000-2015

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Most Hospitals and Physicians Fail To Screen for Social Factors That May Impact Patient Health
AHRQ Releases New Resources for Providing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Existing Sepsis Policies May Harm Safety-Net Hospitals and Widen Health Disparities
Readmission Among Dialysis Patients Carries Greater Risks, AHRQ Study Finds
One-Third of Patients Discharged From Hospitals for Sickle Cell Disease Are Readmitted Within 30 Days
Patient-Team Partnership at Small Primary Care Practices Needs Improvement
Detecting 20 Percent of Bacterial Carriers Could Significantly Reduce Infection Spread
Semifinalists Chosen in AHRQ’s Social Determinants of Health Challenge
Trauma Registries Ineffective for Capturing Data To Evaluate Care of Injured Older Adults
Monitoring of Low-Risk Prostate Cases Not Tracked on Timely Basis
AHRQ’s Opioid Medication Management Program Yields Positive Results
Both Hysterectomies and Myomectomies for Fibroid Removal Improve Quality of Life
Tobacco Users in Medicaid Expansion States More Likely To Get Help To Quit
AHRQ Releases First Public Database on Patient Safety Events Submitted by PSOs
Newly Insured Medicaid Patients in Oregon Receive Fewer Opioid Prescriptions
More Than 80 Percent of Antibiotics Prescribed Before Dental Procedures Are Unnecessary, Analysis Concludes
Opioid Prescribing Nearly 40 Times Higher Among U.S. vs. English Dentists
New AHRQ Views Blog Posts on Clinical Decision Support, Learning Health Systems
Using AHRQ Data Analytics To Understand Today’s Critical Healthcare Issues
Data Analysis Finds Rise in Average Expenditures for Prescription Medications
New AHRQ Views Blog Post: Seizing Opportunities in Three Essential Areas To Improve Patient Care
Telehealth Consultations Might Improve Some Patient Outcomes
Routine Hysterectomies Uncover Unexpected Cancer
AHRQ Supports New Initiative To Increase Participation in Cardiac Rehab
AHRQ Advances Efforts To Battle Opioid Epidemic
Apply by June 28 To Compete in New AHRQ Challenge on Using Predictive Analytics To Understand Healthcare Concerns
Research Proposals Due May 29 for Funding Opportunities on Diagnostic Safety and Social Determinants of Health
New AHRQ Competition Aimed at Understanding How Social Factors Impact Community Health Problems
AHRQ Joins Partners in Patient Safety Awareness Week Activities
Patient-Friendly App Wins AHRQ’s Step Up App Challenge Competition
Analysis Concludes Medicare Drug Plans Should Eliminate Barriers to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
Treatments After Hospital Discharge Prevent MRSA Infections
Researchers Find Gaps in Safety Screening for Patients Taking New Specialty Drugs
AHRQ Views Blog: AHRQ’s Commitment to Meeting Unmet Needs in the Healthcare System
AHRQ Analysis Finds Hospital-Acquired Conditions Declined By Nearly 1 Million From 2014 to 2017
Study of Privately Insured Patients Shows Nearly One in Four Antibiotic Prescriptions Were Unnecessary
Harmonized Registry Developed for Atrial Fibrillation Patients
Hospital Claims Data May Be Inadequate To Track Infection Rates, Study Says
Procedure, Communication Errors at Heart of Imaging Safety Events: AHRQ Study
Clinicians’ Communication With Patients With Limited English Proficiency Improving
HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir Cites AHRQ’s Data Activities in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic
AHRQ’s New “Data Spotlight” Series Begins With Focus on Infant Mortality and Low Birth Weight
Study Highlights Effective Use of Blood Cultures and Diagnostic Stewardship in Pediatric Intensive Care Units
Screening in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reduced Staph Infection Rate by 43 Percent
AHRQ-Funded Patient Safety Articles Featured in November Health Affairs
New Research Compares Medications for Preventing Strokes Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
Medicare Accountable Care Organizations Not Linked to Lower Hospital Mortality Rates
Fewer Than Half of U.S. Adults Who Should Take Statins for Heart Disease Prevention Actually Do
AHRQ Views Blog Posts
New Funding Opportunity Aimed at Implementing Effective Strategies to Identify, Treat Unhealthy Alcohol Use


Internet Citation: AHRQ News Now. Content last reviewed August 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsletters/e-newsletter/index.html
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