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Recent Conferences

April 1, 2005

Building an Evidence-Based Health Care System: An Agenda for the Next Four Years

This Forum examined emerging strategies to improve the availability of medical evidence to support health care decision-making. This meeting specifically examined the AHRQ’s newly established Effective Health Care Program and CMS’ policy of Coverage with Evidence Development. New collaborative initiatives to establish registries and other coordinated data-gathering activities could result in practical and actionable medical evidence for physicians and patients, however, many critical issues, such as governance, funding, and implementation remain unsolved.