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New AHRQ Publication Guides Development of Registries To Evaluate Patient Outcomes

May 08, 2014

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ's) Effective Health Care Program recently released "Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide: Third Edition," a new publication to support the design, implementation, analysis, interpretation and quality evaluation of registries created to increase understanding of patient outcomes. This project expands the second edition to address 11 new topics in registry methodology and updates existing chapters to cover new legislation and other changes in registry science.

Real-world contemporary case examples are provided to illustrate key principles of registry design, operation and evaluation and to demonstrate different strategies and perspectives to address common challenges. The third edition can be downloaded for free from the Effective Health Care Program website and soon will be available in file formats designed to be read with eBook readers, such as Nook, Kindle and iPad.