Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Archives
Gender differences with bladder pain
Sep. 26, 2022—Gender differences in the pain experiences and treatment needs of people with a urologic pain syndrome could be used to improve interventions, Vanderbilt researchers report.
Pediatric acute care use by ZIP code
Jun. 7, 2022—Children with complex chronic conditions who live in low opportunity areas utilize more acute care and could benefit from hospital- and community-based interventions aimed at equitably improving child health outcomes.
AAMC launches Health Equity Inventory at VUMC
Apr. 21, 2022—The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has launched a pilot project with Vanderbilt University Medical Center to develop a cloud-based tool to inventory community-based activities to address health inequities.
Prostate cancer treatment regret
Dec. 9, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers suggest that to reduce treatment-related regret for men with localized prostate cancer, treatment preparation should focus on shared decision-making and aligning patient expectations with treatment toxicity.
The role of diet in esophageal cancer
May. 4, 2020—New findings suggest that dietary calcium and magnesium affect the risk of esophageal cancer; if confirmed in interventional studies, they could inform dietary modifications to reduce the burden of this cancer.
Team to develop ‘safe harbor’ standards of care
May. 2, 2019—A team of researchers from Vanderbilt Health and Vanderbilt University’s schools of Law, Medicine and Management has received a five-year $1.7 million research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and test “safe-harbor” standards of care based on scientific evidence.
Fibromyalgia: More doctor visits mean fewer suicide attempts
Sep. 20, 2018—Fibromyalgia patients who regularly visit their physicians are much less likely to attempt suicide than those who do not, according to a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Arthritis Care & Research.
Medication safety in the ICU
Sep. 19, 2017—Facilitated reporting of medication-related events in the intensive care unit can provide opportunities for optimizing quality of care and patient safety.
The odds of asthma
Jun. 27, 2016—A number of factors during infancy increase the risk that a child will later develop asthma.
Flu Tool guides patient decision-making
Aug. 14, 2012—Studies of Flu Tool, a computer application that guides health care decision-making, suggests that patients are willing to use these types of resources.
Better tools needed to target autism treatments for children
Apr. 4, 2011—Although an evaluation of existing treatments for children with autism spectrum disorders found positive results in some studies, better information is needed to target the right treatments to specific children.