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AHRQ--Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Advancing Excellence in Health Care

September 2008
Volume 1, Issue 1

Welcome: Inaugural Issue

Welcome to the first issue of the newsletter for the Effective Health Care Program. In this quarterly publication we will summarize the Program’s recent activities and new research findings. Read the full story.

Message From the Director of the EHC Program

Jean R. Slutsky, P.A., M.S.P.H., director of the Center for Outcomes and Evidence (COE) at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), provides an overview of the EHC Program's past accomplishments and future goals. Read the full story.

EHC Program Mission

Read more about the EHC Program's mission to produce evidence-based scientific reports to guide patients, health care providers, and policymakers in making informed decisions. Read the full story.

DEcIDE Research: Beta Blocker Therapy in Heart Failure

Read more about the EHC Program's DEcIDE report, Comparative Effectiveness of Beta-Adrenergic Antagonists on the Risk of Rehospitalization in Adults with Heart Failure. Read the full story.