BOX 3-1

Sources of Topic Nominations, Evidence-based Practice Centers, 2005-2006

America’s Health Insurance Plans

American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Association of Clinical Chemistry

American College of Cardiology

American College of Chest Physicians

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American College of Physicians

American Dental Association

American Dietetic Association

American Organization of Nurse Executives

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Council of Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Public Health Foundation)

Employer Health Care Alliance Cooperative

Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences (NIH)

Health Resources and Services Administration

National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH)

National Rural Health Association

Office of Dietary Supplements (NIH)

Office of Management Analysis and Review (NIH)

Office of Research on Women’s Health (NIH)

Saliba Burns Institute

Society of Vascular Surgery

Spinal Cord Consortium

Transatlantic Inter-Society Consensus

Union County Health Committee

U.S. Breastfeeding Committee

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


SOURCE: Personal Communication, J. Slutsky, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, May 10, 2007.

courts, legislatures, and the media. Many women died of treatment-related causes before it was clear that HDC/ABMT was ineffective and harmful. Box 3-3 provides a number of examples of widely adopted health interventions found to be ineffective or harmful.



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