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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's http://www.ahrq.gov/ (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Information from AHRQ's research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services. AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.
Mission: To support research designed to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. The research sponsored, conducted, and disseminated by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides information that helps people make better decisions about health care.
Created: December 1989 as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), a Public Health Service agency in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Reporting to the HHS Secretary, the Agency was reauthorized on December 6, 1999, as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Sister agencies include the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the Health Care Financing Administration, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Budget: $269.9 million. Nearly 80 percent of AHRQ's budget is awarded as grants and contracts to researchers at universities and other research institutions across the country.
Director: Carolyn Clancy, M.D
Acting Deputy Director: Robert Graham, M.D.
Main functions: AHRQ sponsors and conducts research that provides evidence-based information on health care outcomes; quality; and cost, use, and access. The information helps health care decisionmakers—patients and clinicians, health system leaders, purchasers, and policymakers—make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services.
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