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October 12, 2017

AHRQ Issues Resources on Multiple Health Care Topics

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued four updates on various initiatives it is pursuing: 1) new information that links successful learning health systems (LHS) to the need for health literacy; 2) a final research plan on interventions to prevent tobacco and nicotine use in children and adolescents; 3) a high-alert medication self-assessment tool that evaluates best practices related to high-alert medications, identifies opportunities for improvement, and tracks health care practice experiences over time; and 4) a report on discerning the input of patients in evidence-based care evaluations.  To read the AHRQ report linking LHS to health literacy, use the first link below.  To read AHRQ general information on LHS, use the second link below.  To read AHRQ general information on health literacy, use the third link below.  To read the AHRQ final research plan on interventions to prevent tobacco and nicotine use in children and adolescents, use the fourth link below.  To access the AHRQ high-alert medication self-assessment tool, use the fifth link below.  To read the AHRQ report on discerning the input of patients in evidence-based care evaluations, use the last link below.

https://health.gov/news/blog/2017/10/the-imperative-for-learning-health-systems-to-address-health-literacy/  (AHRQ report linking LHS to health literacy)

https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/learning-health-systems/index.html  (AHRQ general information on LHS)

https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/resources/health-literacy.html  (AHRQ general information on health literacy)

https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/final-research-plan/tobacco-and-nicotine-use-prevention-in-children-and-adolescents-primary-care-interventions  (AHRQ research plan on interventions to prevent tobacco and nicotine use in children and adolescents)

http://www.ismp.org/selfassessments/SAHAM/  (AHRQ high-alert medication self-assessment tool)

https://ahrq-ehc-application.s3.amazonaws.com/media/pdf/key-informant-interviews-research.pdf  (AHRQ report on discerning the input of patients in evidence-based care evaluations)

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