AHRQ Announces Grant to "Translate Research into Practice"

This announcement from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality urges that traditional would-be grantees, such as academic and other research organizations, partner with health plans, professional societies, consumer organizations and purchasers. Among AHRQ’s priorities for clinical interventions are the use of specific medications, technologies, or organizational or system interventions. One research question in the grant request is, “How can patients make effective use of their discussions with clinicians and participate in decision making regarding their course of treatment?” This question embodies NCPIE’s long-standing concept of the “medicine education team” where the patient plays an integral role in selecting his/her treatment options.