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Evaluation of Effectiveness of AHRQ's Grant-Supported Research on Healthcare Costs, Productivity, Organization, and Market Forces

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Publication Date: December 2008

Publisher(s): Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Author(s): Marsha Gold; Timothy Lake; Kate Stewart; Tara Krissik; Kirsten Barrett

Funder(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Funder(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Topic: Health (Quality of health care)
Health (Health care financing)

Keywords: AHRQ; Health Services Research; Health Care Organization and Finance; Research Translation

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This study systematically identified and profiled the content and use of AHRQ's grant funded research on health care costs, productivity, organization, and market forces. The report provides evidence that the research findings have had an impact on policy debates, although much of that impact depends on individual investigator initiative in disseminating the findings. The authors identify steps to enhance returns from current investments in research and make a better case to policymakers on its importance.