AHRQ Releases Third Interactive Decision Aid, AHRQ and PCORI Partner on Uterine Fibroid Project, Dr. Richard Kronick is New AHRQ Director, and More!Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sent this bulletin at 11/18/2013 08:30 AM EST
Health care professionals who treat women with urinary incontinence can now share with patients the third Web-based decision aid offered by AHRQ’s Effective Health Care (EHC) Program. EHC Program decision aids are interactive resources that help patients understand the facts about common health conditions and think about what is important to them when talking to their health care team about treatment options.
AHRQ and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) have issued a request for applications (RFA) for a research project on the effectiveness of different treatments for uterine fibroids. In a first-time partnership with AHRQ, PCORI will commit up to $20 million to develop a national registry of women who have been treated for uterine fibroids and to fund studies on the comparative effectiveness of medical and surgical therapies.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has appointed Richard Kronick, Ph.D., as the new director of AHRQ following the departure of Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. Dr. Kronick joined the Department in January 2010 as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, overseeing the Office of Health Policy.
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