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AHRQ clinical effectiveness research

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Consolidated appropriations bill signed into law Dec. 8 provides $15 mil. to Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality for FY 2005 clinical effectiveness research - significantly less than the $50 mil. authorized by the Medicare Modernization Act for the previous fiscal year. The FY 2004 amount was never funded. AdvaMed and Guidant are among stakeholders that submitted comments on AHRQ's research agenda, which initially will focus on pharmaceuticals (1"The Gray Sheet" July 5, 2004, p. 13). Separately, on Dec. 9, AHRQ issued a Federal Register notice inviting nominations of topics for evidence reports and technology assessments. Nominations are due Jan. 31...

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