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Evidence-Based Practice Program

New Evidence Report: Behavioral Programs for Diabetes Mellitus External Web Site Policy

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Evidence Reports

Evidence-Based Practice Center (EPC) reports are used for informing and developing coverage decisions, quality measures, educational materials and tools, guidelines, and research agendas. For more information on EPCs including a list of archived reports, visit the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Web site External Web Site Policy.

221.   Behavioral Programs for Diabetes Mellitus External Web Site Policy

220.   Health Information Exchange External Web Site Policy

219.   Diagnosis and Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome External Web Site Policy

218.   The Effectiveness and Risks of Long-Term Opioid Treatment of Chronic Pain External Web Site Policy

217.   Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes External Web Site Policy

216.   Antidepressant Treatment of Depression During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period External Web Site Policy

215.   Safety of Vaccines Used for Routine Immunization in the United States External Web Site Policy

214.   Smoking Cessation Interventions in Pregnancy and Postpartum Care External Web Site Policy

213.   Communication and Dissemination Strategies To Facilitate the Use of Health-Related Evidence External Web Site Policy

212.   Oral Contraceptive Use for the Primary Prevention of Ovarian Cancer External Web Site Policy

211.   An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Safety Practices External Web Site Policy

210.   Screening and Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus External Web Site Policy

209.   Closing Multigene Panels in Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment External Web Site Policy

208.   Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science Series

207.   Allocation of Scarce Resources During Mass Casualty Events External Web Site Policy

206.   Enabling Patient-Centered Care through Health Information Technology (Health IT) External Web Site Policy

205.   Diagnosis and Management of Febrile Infants (0–3 Months) External Web Site Policy

204.   An Evidence Review of Active Surveillance in Men With Localized Prostate Cancer External Web Site Policy

203.   Enabling Health Care Decisionmaking Through Clinical Decision Support and Knowledge Management External Web Site Policy

202.   Transition of Care for Acute Stroke and Myocardial Infarction Patients: From Hospitalization to Rehabilitation, Recovery, and Secondary Prevention External Web Site Policy

201.   Enabling Medication Management Through Health Information Technology (Health IT) External Web Site Policy

200.   Safety of Probiotics Used to Reduce Risk and Prevent or Treat Disease  External Web Site Policy

199.   Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review External Web Site Policy

198.   Management of Acute Otitis Media: Update External Web Site Policy

197.   Alcohol Consumption and Cancer Risk: Understanding Possible Causal Mechanisms for Breast and Colorectal Cancers External Web Site Policy

196.   Assessment of Thiopurine Methyltransferase Activity in Patients Prescribed Azathioprine or Other Thiopurine-based Drugs: Addendum—Updating the Report and Reanalysis External Web Site Policy

195.   Inhaled Nitric Oxide in Preterm Infants External Web Site Policy

194.   Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Back Pain II External Web Site Policy

193.   Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Decline External Web Site Policy

192.   Lactose Intolerance and Health External Web Site Policy

191.   Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: New Insights External Web Site Policy

190.   Enhancing Use and Quality of Colorectal Cancer Screening External Web Site Policy

189.   Exercise-induced Bronchoconstriction and Asthma External Web Site Policy

188.   Impact of Consumer Health Informatics Applications External Web Site Policy

187.   Treatment of Overactive Bladder in Women External Web Site Policy

186.   Family History and Improving Health External Web Site Policy

185.   Diagnosis and Management of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) External Web Site Policy

184.   Treatment of Common Hip Fractures External Web Site Policy

183.   Vitamin D and Calcium: Systematic Review of Health Outcomes External Web Site Policy

181.   Outcomes of Community Health Worker Interventions External Web Site Policy

180.   Outcomes of Genetic Testing in Adults with a History of Venous Thromboembolism External Web Site Policy

179.   Clinical Utility of Cancer Family History Collection in Primary Care External Web Site Policy

177.   Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Back Pain Utilization External Web Site Policy

175.   Barriers and Drivers of Health Information Technology Use for the Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Underserved External Web Site Policy

174.   Management of Chronic Hepatitis B External Web Site Policy

173.   Integration of Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Primary Care External Web Site Policy

172.   HER2 Testing to Manage Patients with Breast or Other Solid Tumors External Web Site Policy

170.   Effectiveness of Weight Management Programs in Children and Adolescents External Web Site Policy

169.   Bariatric Surgery in Women of Reproductive Age: Special Concerns for Pregnancy External Web Site Policy

168.   Outcomes of Maternal Weight Gain External Web Site Policy

167.   Effectiveness of Assisted Reproductive Technology External Web Site Policy

166.   Diabetes Education for Children With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Their Families External Web Site Policy

165.   Hydroxyurea for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease External Web Site Policy

164.   Utility of Monitoring Mycophenolic Acid in Solid Organ Transplant Patients External Web Site Policy

163.   Carbohydrate and Lipid Disorders and Relevant Considerations in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury External Web Site Policy

162.   Therapeutic Management, Delivery, and Postpartum Risk Assessment and Screening in Gestational Diabetes External Web Site Policy

132.   Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology External Web Site Policy

Evidence Technical Reviews

17.   Nutritional Research Series External Web Site Policy

9.   Closing the Quality Gap:

Technology Assessment Reports

The technology assessment program at AHRQ provides technology assessments for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). These technology assessments are used by CMS to inform its national coverage decisions for the Medicare program as well as provide information to Medicare carriers. For a list of archived reports from 1990-2010, see the AHRQ Web site External Web Site Policy.






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New Research Review: Strategies To De-escalate Aggressive Behavior in Psychiatric Patients External Web Site Policy

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Summary Guides

These short, plain-language guides — tailored to clinicians, consumers, or policymakers — summarize research reviews' findings on the benefits and harms of different treatment options. Consumer guides provide useful background on health conditions. Clinician and policymaker guides rate the strength of evidence behind a report's conclusions. The guides on medications also contain basic wholesale price information. Some guides are also available in Spanish. Reports are listed starting with the most recent.




Research Reviews

These comprehensive reports draw on completed scientific studies to make head-to-head comparisons of different health care interventions. They also show where more research is needed. There are three types of research reviews: (1) Comparative effectiveness reviews outline the effectiveness — or benefits and harms — of treatment options, (2) Technical briefs explain what is known — and what is not known — about new or emerging health care tests or treatments. Final reports are listed below by health condition, and (3) Future research needs papers are intended to be used by researchers and funders of research to help improve the body of comparative effectiveness evidence that would be useful for decision-makers.

Brain and Nerve Conditions

Breathing Conditions


Dermatologic Conditions

Developmental Delays, ADHD, Autism



Digestive System Conditions

Endocrine and Metabolism

Functional Limitations and Physical Disabilities

Genitourinary Conditions


Heart and Blood Vessel Conditions

Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS

Mental Health

Muscle, Bone, and Joint Conditions

Nonclinical Topics


Ophthalmologic Conditions

Otolaryngologic Conditions


Pregnancy and Childbirth

Renal Disease

Sleep Disorders

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