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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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John-Baptiste A, Schapira MM, Cravens C
AHRQ Author: John-Baptiste A, Cravens C, Siegel J, Lawrence W
The role of decision models in health care policy: a case study.
In 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) underwent a National Coverage Determination on computed tomography colonography (CTC) to screen for colorectal cancer. The Cancer Intervention & Surveillance Network developed decision models to inform this decision. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of models in this decision. It concluded that decision makers involved in the CTC decision believed in the adequacy of models to inform coverage decisions.
Citation: John-Baptiste A, Schapira MM, Cravens C . The role of decision models in health care policy: a case study. Med Decis Making 2016 Jul;36(5):666-79. doi: 10.1177/0272989x16646732.
Keywords: Cancer: Colorectal Cancer, Decision Making, Imaging, Policy
Acharya S, Fischer-Valuck BW, Kashani R
Online magnetic resonance image guided adaptive radiation therapy: first clinical applications.
The authors demonstrated the feasibility of online adaptive magnetic resonance (MR) image guided radiation therapy (MR-IGRT) with five patients with abdominopelvic malignancies. They successfully implemented online adaptive MR-IGRT with planning and quality assurance workflow suitable for routine clinical application. Clinical trials are in development to formally evaluate adaptive treatments for a variety of disease sites.
Citation: Acharya S, Fischer-Valuck BW, Kashani R . Online magnetic resonance image guided adaptive radiation therapy: first clinical applications. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2016 Feb;94(2):394-403. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2015.10.015.
Keywords: Cancer, Cancer: Colorectal Cancer, Imaging, Workflow