AHRQ commissioned James Bell Associates, in partnership with RAND Corporation, to conduct an independent evaluation of the planning grants. Reviews were conducted of the planning grant applications, grantees’ quarterly progress reports and final reports, and manuscripts the grantees drafted for an upcoming publication in AHRQ’s Advances in Patient Safety series. Telephone interviews were completed with a few of the grants’ principal investigators to gather additional data. Information from these reviews and interviews were synthesized and selectively included in this final evaluation report. The sources used in developing this report appear in Appendix B.
Internet Citation: Methodology. Content last reviewed May 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.