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AHRQ Publications Catalog

Fall/Winter 2012-2013

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is a component of the Department of Health and Human Services. AHRQ's mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Its goals are to promote effective, appropriate, high-quality health care; increase access to care; and improve the way health services are organized, delivered, and financed. AHRQ funds research on key health care delivery and medical effectiveness issues through grants and contracts. Its in-house researchers and health care professionals conduct analyses on a range of policy issues and evaluate the risks and effects of specific health care technologies.

The publications in this catalog describe AHRQ programs and present research findings. Please be sure to check related subject areas in this catalog, as some special topics of interest may be found elsewhere in the catalog.

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This catalog includes only items published by AHRQ or reprinted by AHRQ from other sources. A large number of publications that result from AHRQ-funded projects cannot be included here. Information on these materials is included periodically in AHRQ's monthly bulletin Research Activities. For more information about this bulletin go further down this page.

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AHRQ Publications Catalog
Fall/Winter 2012-2013

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List of Publications
   Children's Health
   Clinical Practice Guidelines
   Consumer Information and Education
   Data Development and Use
   Effective Health Care
   Elderly/Long-Term Care
   Evidence-Based Medicine
   Health Care Costs and Utilization
   Health Information Technology
   Health Insurance/Access to Care
   Health Services Research
   Minority Health
   Outcomes and Effectiveness Research
   Patient Safety/Medical Errors
   Primary Care
   Quality of Care
   Women's Health
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AHRQ Publication No. 12-0072
Current as of October 2012

Internet Citation:

AHRQ Publications Catalog, Fall/Winter 2012-2013. AHRQ Publication No. 12-0072, September 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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