Metabolic, nutritional, and endocrine conditions

Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Fasting Glucose, Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Therapy


Empirical Evaluation, Association Between Methodological Shortcomings and Estimates of Adverse Events

Health Benefit Design, Consumer-Oriented Strategies for Improving

Statement of Work for Technical Analysis, Methodology

Systematic Reviews, Criteria for Distinguishing Effectiveness from Efficacy Trials

Nerve and brain conditions

Age-Related Neurodegenerative Disorders, B Vitamins and Berries

Insomnia, Manifestations and Management

Stroke, Evaluation and Treatment

Obstetric and gynecologic conditions

Breastfeeding, Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes

Cesarean Delivery on Maternal Request

Episiotomy Use in Obstetrical Care

Menopause-Related Symptoms, Management

Ovarian Cancer, Genomic Tests for Detection and Management

Perinatal Depression: Prevalence and Screening

Uterine Fibroids—Update

Pediatric conditions

Breastfeeding, Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes

Toilet Training, Effectiveness of Different Methods

Quality improvement and patient safety

Children with Special Health Care Needs, Care Coordination Strategies

Closing the Quality Gap—Vol. 3: Hypertension Care; Vol. 4: Antibiotic Prescribing Behavior; Vol. 5: Asthma Care, Vol. 6: Healthcare-Associated Infections; Vol. 7: Care Coordination

Continuing Medical Education, Effectiveness

Nurse Staffing and Quality of Patient Care

Periodic Health Evaluation, Value

Skin conditions

Heparin, Uses Treat Burn Injury

NOTE: BNP = B-Type natriuretic peptide; CYP450 = cytochrome P450; ICD = implantable cardioverter defibrillator; NT-proBNP = N-Terminal proBNP; SSRI = selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.

SOURCE: AHRQ (2007e).

assessed in 2006. The committee then asked three additional health plans (Aetna, Kaiser Permanente, and WellPoint) and TEC, the ECRI Institute, and Hayes, Inc., if they had also conducted reviews of the 20 services that UnitedHealthcare had reviewed (Table 3-4). With only a few exceptions, each health plan and private firm had assessed the same 20 services that

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