BOX 3-2

Topics of Evidence-based Practice Center Reports, 2005 to present


Pediatric Anthrax, Bioterrorism Preparedness

Cancer and blood disorders

Adnexal Mass

Cancer Care Quality Measures, Colorectal Cancer

Cancer Care Quality Measures, Symptoms and End-of-Life

Cancer Clinical Trials, Recruitment of Underrepresented Populations

Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer

Ovarian Cancer, Genomic Tests for Detection and Management

Small Cell Lung Cancer, Management

Complementary and alternative care

Meditation Practices for Health

Dietary supplements

B Vitamins and Berries and Age-Related Neurodegenerative Disorders

Multivitamin/Mineral Supplements, Chronic Disease Prevention

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Series: Effects on Cancer, Child and Maternal Health, Cognitive Functions, Eye Health, Mental Health, Organ Transplantation

Soy, Effects on Health Outcomes

Ear, nose, and throat conditions

Sinusitis, Acute Bacterial—Update

Heart and vascular diseases

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Endovascular and Open Surgical Repairs

Heart Failure Diagnosis and Prognosis, Testing for BNP and NT-proBNP

Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy and ICDs

Post-Myocardial Infarction Depression

Information technology

Health Information Technology, Costs and Benefits

Telemedicine for the Medicare Population—Update

Lung conditions

Asthma, Work-Related

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Spirometry

Mental health conditions and substance abuse

Adults with Non-Psychotic Depression Treated with SSRIs, CYP450 Testing

Eating Disorders, Management

Tobacco Use: Prevention, Cessation, and Control

The emphasis on horizon scanning appears to have led to a considerable duplication of effort among health plans and private technology assessment firms in the United States. In response to a request by the committee, UnitedHealthcare provided a sample list of the screening, diagnostic, therapeutic, and disease management services and devices that it had

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