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Research in Action

Research in Action syntheses interpret findings from AHRQ-sponsored studies to show how research results can be used in meaningful ways to improve health care.

The subject areas of the syntheses are grouped into the following categories, with some syntheses being cross-indexed in more than one category.

Cost / Disease-related / Elderly / Pharmaceuticals / Quality of Care


Cost

Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Trends in Cost and Access
   (September 2004)
Prescription Drug Therapies: Reducing Costs and Improving
   Outcomes (September 2002)
Reducing Costs in the Health Care System (September 2002)
Reducing and Preventing Adverse Drug Events To Decrease
   Hospital Costs (March 2001)

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Dental

Dental Care: Improving Access and Quality (July 2003)

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Disease-related

Improving Care for Diabetes Patients Through Intensive Therapy
   and a Team Approach (November 2001)
Improving Treatment Decisions for Patients with Community-
   Acquired Pneumonia (July 2002)
Managing Osteoarthritis: Helping the Elderly Maintain Function
   and Mobility (May 2002)
Preventing Disability in the Elderly With Chronic Disease
   (April 2002)

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Elderly

Advance Care Planning: Preferences for Care at the End of Life
    (March 2003)
Managing Osteoarthritis: Helping the Elderly Maintain Function
   and Mobility (May 2002)
Preventing Disability in the Elderly With Chronic Disease
   (April 2002)

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Pharmaceuticals

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Prescription Drug Therapies: Reducing Costs and Improving
   Outcomes (September 2002)
Reducing and Preventing Adverse Drug Events To Decrease
   Hospital Costs (March 2001)

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Quality of Care

Advance Care Planning: Preferences for Care at the End of Life
    (March 2003)
AHRQ Tools for Managed Care (March 2003)
AHRQ Tools and Resources for Better Health Care (February 2003)
Expanding Patient-Centered Care to Empower Patients and
   Assist Providers (May 2002)
Hospital Nurse Staffing and Quality of Care (March 2004)
Medical Informatics for Better and Safer Health Care (June 2002)
Mental Health: Programs and Tools to Improve the Quality of
   Services (July 2004)
Women and Domestic Violence: Programs and Tools That
   Improve Care for Victims (June 2004)

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