The following final report has been posted to the Effective Health Care Program Web site.
Pharmacodynamic Measures for Guiding Antibiotic Treatment for Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia. To access this report, visit: http://www. effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ search-for-guides-reviews-and- reports/?pageaction= displayProduct&productID=2008.
The following draft reports are available for comment on the Effective Health Care Program Web site until December 22, 2014:
- Change Score or Followup Score? An Empirical Evaluation of the Impact of Choice of Mean Difference. To access this report, visit: http://www.
effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ index.cfm/search-for-guides- reviews-and-reports/? pageaction=displayproduct& productid=2012.
- Core Functionality in Pediatric Electronic Health Records. To access this report, visit: http://www.
effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ index.cfm/search-for-guides- reviews-and-reports/? pageaction=displayproduct& productid=2011.
To access all EHC Program products that are currently available for comment, visit: http://effectivehealthcare.
Technology Assessment Program Draft Technology Assessments
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Technology Assessment Program will be posting two draft technology assessments for review on December 1, 2014. The drafts are entitled "Use of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in the Medicare Population" and "Pain Management Injection Therapies for Low Back Pain." If you are interested in reviewing either or both of these documents, please visit: http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/ta/
tareview.htm. The documents will be available for review from 9:00 am on December 1 to 5:00 pm on December 15, 2014. If you have any questions, please firstname.lastname@example.org.
AHRQ SHARE Approach to Shared Decision Making: New Resources Now Available
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers new resources to help clinicians understand and use findings from patient-centered outcomes research in shared decision making. Free tools and workshops are part of the SHARE Approach, a five-step process for shared decision making. Resources include patient decision aids, conversation starters, tips to communicate with patients, an implementation guide for clinical teams, and a brief summarizing the benefits of shared decision making.
Train-the-trainer workshops are being offered in locations across the country. Clinicians who participate will learn how to implement the SHARE Approach and train peers in shared decision making. Participants can earn up to six hours of continuing medical education credits (CME)/continuing education units (CEUs). For workshop participants, a learning network and webinar series will also be available to support ongoing implementation.
To learn more and register for a train-the-trainer workshop near you, please visit the AHRQ Web site at http://www.ahrq.gov/
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