Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is a United States government agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Their mission is "to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable."[1]

A representative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality sat on the (now disbanded) CFSAC committee as an Ex Officio Member.

Notable reports[edit | edit source]

  • 2014 and 2016, Diagnosis and Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by AHRQ

    "Conclusions: Although future studies should refrain from using the Oxford (Sharpe, 1991) case definition as eligibility requirements, this early work provided a foundation on which future work can expand. This addendum has delineated differences in treatment effectiveness and harms according to case definitions, highlighting studies that used the Oxford (Sharpe, 1991) case definition and how these studies impacted our conclusions. Additionally, results of studies evaluating CBT have been considered independently from other counseling and behavioral therapies. Our sensitivity analysis would result in a downgrading of our strength of evidence on several outcomes which can be attributed to the decrease in power, dominance of one large trial, or lack of trials using criteria other than the Oxford (Sharpe, 1991) case definition for inclusion. Blatantly missing from this body of literature are trials evaluating effectiveness of interventions in the treatment of individuals meeting case definitions for ME or ME/CFS."[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: A Profile". Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  2. Smith, M. E. Beth; Nelson, Heidi D.; Haney, Elizabeth; Pappas, Miranda; Daeges, Monica; Wasson, Ngoc; McDonagh, Marian (December 2014). July 2016 Addendum. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US).