EPC projects and questions are nominated to AHRQ from a variety of sources. Please refer to AHRQ EPC website for further information concerning nominations of topics. Typically, EPC projects involve a systematic review of the literature addressing the questions, some synthesis of this evidence (e.g., evidence tables, meta-analyses, decision analyses, etc.), and presentation in the form of an evidence report electronically posted on the website of the Effective Health Care Program of AHRQ..
Impact of EPC projects includes publications and use in development of guidelines and other implementation activities.
Recent JHU EPC Projects
Diabetes Medications for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: An Update. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 173. AHRQ Publication No. 16-EHC013-EF. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2016. https://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/products/607/2215/diabetes-update-2016-report.pdf
Management of Renal Masses and Localized Renal Cancer. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 167. AHRQ Publication No. 16-EHC001-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. February 2016 https://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/products/601/2185/renal-cancer-report-160224.pdf
Contrast-Induced Nephropathy: Comparative Effectiveness of Preventive Measures. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 156. AHRQ Publication No. 15(16)-EHC023-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2016 https://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/products/530/1987/nephropathy-contrast-induced-prevention-report-160407.pdf