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Evidence Technical Reviews

Spotlight: Closing the Quality Gap
A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies

Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement
Strategies, Volume 1—Series Overview and Methodology
   Fact Sheet / Technical Review (PDF Files) (August 2004)
Colorectal Cancer Screening
   Summary / Technical Review (May 1998)
Current Validity of AHRQ Clinical Practice Guidelines
   Technical Review (File Download) (September 2002)
Determinants of Increases in Medicare Expenditures for Physicians'
   Technical Review (File Download; PDF Files) (October 2003)
Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
   Summary (October 1999)
Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative
Data—The Patient Safety Indicators
   Technical Review (File Download) (August 2002)
Meta-regression Approaches: What, Why, When, and How?
   Technical Review (File Download; PDF Files) (March 2004)
Refinement of the HCUP Quality Indicators
   Summary / Technical Review (File Download) (May 2001)
Strategies To Support Quality-based Purchasing
   Summary / Technical Review (File Download; PDF Files) (July 2004)

Conference Summaries

Evidence: Its Meanings in Health Care and in Law
Translating Evidence into Practice: 1998 / 1997

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