Clinicians and Providers

Clinical information on evidence-based practice, clinical guidelines, medical effectiveness, pharmaceutical therapy, new technology, screening and preventive services, and outcomes research.

Clinical Guidelines and Recommendations

Evidence-based research provides the basis for sound clinical practice guidelines and recommendations.

Evidence Implementation Research Projects and Demonstrations

AHRQ's research in evidence implementation includes a $30 million investment of its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act budget to fund 21 grants to extend the reach and impact of AHRQ's comparative effectiveness research products. This portfolio is aimed at hard-to-reach populations, including the elderly; those with limited English proficiency, limited education, or limited insurance coverage; those with minority or immigrant status or health literacy problems; or other underserved populations.

Physician Burnout

The health care environment—with its packed work days, demanding pace, time pressures, and emotional intensity—can put physicians and other clinicians at high risk for burnout. Since 2001, AHRQ has been investing in major projects that examine the effects of working conditions on health care professionals’ ability to keep patients safe while providing high-quality care.


AHRQ’s mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.

Page last reviewed July 2018
Page originally created January 2013
Internet Citation: Clinicians and Providers. Content last reviewed July 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.