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Page 8 - Agency, as stated by law, is to enhance the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of health care services...
Page 16 - Outcomes management is a technology of patient experience designed to help patients, payers, and providers make rational medical care-related choices based on better insight into the effect of these choices on the patient's life.
Page 2 - GAO determined: why guidelines were developed; what kinds of guidelines were developed (scope, types of recommendations, types of products); the methodology used to develop guidelines; who was involved in developing guidelines; how guidelines were disseminated; what provisions existed for updating guidelines; and how much effort was required to produce guidelines (880). The details of GAO's findings are not presented in its report due to confidentiality issues.
Page 1 - ... Senate The Honorable John Glenn Chairman, Committee on Governmental Affairs United States Senate The Honorable David Pryor Chairman, Special Committee on Aging United States Senate The Honorable William S. Cohen Ranking Minority Member Special Committee on Aging United States Senate In December 1989, the Congress established the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) in an effort to improve the quality of health care afforded the American public. As an accompaniment to this action,...
Page 12 - A guideline is considered a standard if the health and economic outcomes of the alternative interventions are sufficiently well known to permit meaningful decisions and there is virtual unanimity about which intervention is preferred.
Page 8 - arrange for the development and periodic review and updating of clinically relevant guidelines.