Clinicians and Providers
Evidence-based research provides the basis for sound clinical practice guidelines and recommendations. The database of guidelines available from the National Guideline Clearinghouse and the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force are especially useful.
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.
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 originally created January 2013