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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Polisena J, Garritty C, Umscheid CA
Rapid Review Summit: an overview and initiation of a research agenda.
This discussion paper highlights the important discussions that occurred during the Rapid Review Summit: Then, Now and in the Future, focusing on the initial development of a research agenda that resulted from the presentations and discussions. The research topics centered on three key areas of interest: (1) how to conduct a rapid review; (2) investigating the validity and utility of rapid reviews; and (3) how to improve access to rapid reviews.
Citation: Polisena J, Garritty C, Umscheid CA . Rapid Review Summit: an overview and initiation of a research agenda. Syst Rev 2015 Sep 26;4:111. doi: 10.1186/s13643-015-0111-6.
Keywords: Evidence-Based Practice, Healthcare Delivery, Policy, Research Methodologies
Proctor E, Luke D, Calhoun A
Sustainability of evidence-based healthcare: research agenda, methodological advances, and infrastructure support.
This project identifies the challenges associated with sustainability research and generates recommendations for accelerating and strengthening this work. Its recommendations fell into three domains: (1) pursue high priority research questions as a unified agenda on sustainability; (2) advance methods for sustainability research; (3) advance infrastructure to support sustainability research.
Citation: Proctor E, Luke D, Calhoun A . Sustainability of evidence-based healthcare: research agenda, methodological advances, and infrastructure support. Implement Sci 2015 Jun 11;10:88. doi: 10.1186/s13012-015-0274-5..
Keywords: Evidence-Based Practice, Healthcare Delivery, Implementation, Research Methodologies
Whicher D, Kass N, Saghai Y
The views of quality improvement professionals and comparative effectiveness researchers on ethics, IRBs, and oversight.
The authors conducted a series of semi-structured focus groups with quality improvement (QI) and comparative effectiveness research (CER) professionals to understand their experiences and views of the ethical and regulatory challenges that exist. They found that most participants have experienced challenges related to the ethical oversight of QI and CER activities, and many believe that current regulatory criteria for distinguishing clinical practice from clinical research requiring ethical oversight are confusing.
Citation: Whicher D, Kass N, Saghai Y . The views of quality improvement professionals and comparative effectiveness researchers on ethics, IRBs, and oversight. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics 2015 Apr;10(2):132-44. doi: 10.1177/1556264615571558.
Keywords: Comparative Effectiveness, Healthcare Delivery, Quality Improvement, Research Methodologies
Guise JM, Chang C, Viswanathan M
AHRQ Author: Chang C, Berliner E
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Evidence-based Practice Center methods for systematically reviewing complex multicomponent health care interventions.
The purpose of this AHRQ EPC methods white paper was to outline approaches to conducting systematic reviews of complex multicomponent health care interventions. It provided a framework for synthesizing studies of multicomponent interventions and also provided an initial list of critical reporting elements for such studies in order to help systematic reviewers understand the options and tradeoffs available for such reviews.
AHRQ-authored; AHRQ-funded; 290201200010I; 290201200012I; 290201200011I; 290201200015I; 290201200008I; 290201200004C.
Citation: Guise JM, Chang C, Viswanathan M . Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Evidence-based Practice Center methods for systematically reviewing complex multicomponent health care interventions. J Clin Epidemiol 2014 Nov;67(11):1181-91. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2014.06.010.
Keywords: Evidence-Based Practice, Healthcare Delivery, Health Services Research (HSR), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Research Methodologies