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Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

How AHRQ Research Helps People

In examining what works and does not work in health care, AHRQ's mission includes both translating research findings into better patient care and providing policymakers and other health care leaders with information needed to make critical health care decisions.

The links below lead to information about AHRQ and some of its programs, as well as how health services research affects the Nation.

AHRQ Research to Reduce Cost and Improve the Quality of Health Care
Helping the Nation with Health Services Research
Medicaid Uses of AHRQ Research
Medicare Uses of AHRQ Research
Private-Sector Use of AHRQ Research


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