The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead
Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety,
efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
As one of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human
Services, AHRQ supports health services research that will
improve the quality of health care and promote evidence-based
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