Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Data Center Description
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the
health services research arm of the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS), complementing the biomedical research
mission of its sister agency, the National Institutes of Health.

Home to research centers that specialize in major areas of
health care research:

-Quality improvement and patient safety.
-Outcomes and effectiveness of care.
-Clinical practice and technology assessment.
-Health care organization and delivery systems.
-Primary care (including preventive services).
-Health care costs and sources of payment.

A major source of funding and technical assistance for health
services research and research training at leading
U.S. universities and other institutions.

A science partner, working with the public and private sectors
to build the knowledge base for what works?and does not work?in
health and health care and to translate this knowledge into
everyday practice and policymaking.


[Summary provided by AHRQ]