Publication Date: December 2008
Publisher: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Author(s): Marsha Gold; Timothy Lake; Kate Stewart; Tara Krissik; Kirsten Barrett
Research Area: Health
Keywords: AHRQ; Health Services Research; Health Care Organization and Finance; Research Translation
Coverage: United States
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.