Development of Registries to Evaluate Patient Outcomes
AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program recently released "Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide: Third Edition," a new publication to support the design, implementation, analysis, interpretation and quality evaluation of registries created to increase understanding of patient outcomes. This project expands the second edition to address 11 new topics in registry methodology and updates existing chapters to cover new legislation and other changes in registry science. Implications for including children and child-relevant conditions in registries are threaded throughout the guide. The third edition is available for free download from the Effective Health Care Program Web site and soon will be available in file formats designed to be read with eBook readers, such as Nook, Kindle, and iPad.