EvidenceNOW is focusing on helping primary care practices use the latest evidence to improve the heart health of Americans, and it is one of the largest initiatives funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
ESCALATES is the national evaluation for EvidenceNOW. The ESCALATES team is studying which practice supports and quality improvement strategies are most effective across the seven regional cooperatives participating in this initiative.
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Based on knowledge acquired since the publication of Joint National Committee 7 guidelines nearly 15 years ago, a new hypertension guideline was released in early November 2017. As I reviewed the …Read More
In an analysis by Yarnall and colleagues, it was estimated that it would take a physician with a patient panel of 2,500 patients 7.4 hours per working day to deliver all of the …Read More
The Cooperatives of EvidenceNOW were each tasked with recruiting 250 diverse small- to medium-sized practices each, which resulted in about 20% of the 1500 participants being from rural areas …Read More
The following graphic created by AHRQ from ESCALATES data, illustrates the characteristics of the participating small- to medium-sized primary care practices in EvidenceNOW along with the average …Read More