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The aforementioned AHCPR summary reports that patients given an information fact sheet asked their health care provider more questions.
(5) (AHCPR does not recommend the use of corticosteroids as a treatment option for COME.
The questions are specific to the pediatric population and based upon the guidelines for Acute Pain Management of Infants, Children and Adolescents (1992) AHCPR, the APS, the WHO and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO, 1999).
The AHCPR classification system identifies 5 lettered ratings that characterize the level of evidence supporting health care interventions.
However, the past decade has brought clinical practice guidelines on pain management from such groups as the World Health Organization, the American Medical Association, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), the Federation of State Medical Boards, and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
A University of Washington study utilizing the AHCPR depression guideline in a primary care setting was the first to evaluate guidelines for any mental illness (JAMA 273:1026-31, 1995).
According to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), practice guidelines are "systematically developed statements to assist health care providers, consumers, payers, and policy makers in making decisions on how specific health conditions can be most effectively and appropriately prevented, treated, and managed" (5).
Thus, AHCPR (now the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) has recommended that counseling, education, and assistance with lifestyle modification be used to improve the outcomes for patients with heart failure.
A 1999 AHCPR report on diagnosis and treatment of rhinosinusitis dealt almost exclusively with adults and was based on data gathered by the New England Medical Center Evidence-Based Practice Center (EPC).
The term itself is associated with the guideline initiatives of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR).
The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) (1998b) emphasizes the need to focus on quality definitions citing under-use, over-use, misuse and practice variations as quality issues.
In 1989, the NCHSR was renamed the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR).
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