Stephanie M. Chang, MD, MPH; Timothy S. Carey, MD, MPH; Elisabeth Uphoff Kato, MD, MRP; Jeanne-Marie Guise, MD, MPH; Gillian D. Sanders, PhD
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Acknowledgment: The authors would like to acknowledge the work done by authors of the Future Research Needs pilot projects. They would like to particularly acknowledge those who contributed to the rich discussions among EPCs, including Karen Robinson, Robert Kane, Thomas Trikalinos, Barbara Rothenberg, Katherine Hartmann, Jeff Andrews, and Naomi Aronson. They also thank current and former AHRQ staff for their support, inspiration, and work on this effort, including Yen-Pin Chiang, Karen Siegel, Christine Chang, Supriya Janakiraman, and Shilpa Amin, and Leah Williams for her excellent editorial assistance.
Financial Support: This project was funded in part under contracts 290-2007-10056-1, 290-2007-10057-1, and 290-2007-10066-1 from the AHRQ, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M12-0732.
Corresponding Author: Stephanie M. Chang, MD, MPH, Center for Outcomes and Evidence, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850.
Current Author Addresses: Drs. Chang and Kato: Center for Outcomes and Evidence, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850.
Dr. Carey: Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 725 Airport Road, Campus Box 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7590.
Dr. Guise: Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center, Oregon Health & Science University, L-466, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239.
Dr. Sanders: Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), North Pavilion, 2400 Pratt Street, Durham, NC 27705.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: S.M. Chang, T. Carey, E.U. Kato, J.M. Guise.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: S.M. Chang, E.U. Kato, J.M. Guise, G.D. Sanders.
Drafting of the article: S.M. Chang, T. Carey, J.M. Guise, G.D. Sanders.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: S.M. Chang, T. Carey, E.U. Kato, J.M. Guise, G.D. Sanders.
Final approval of the article: S.M. Chang, T. Carey, E.U. Kato, J.M. Guise, G.D. Sanders.
Collection and assembly of data: S.M. Chang, T. Carey, E.U. Kato, J.M. Guise, G.D. Sanders.
Chang SM, Carey TS, Kato EU, Guise J, Sanders GD. Identifying Research Needs for Improving Health Care. Ann Intern Med. 2012;157:439-445. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-157-6-201209180-00515
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(6):439-445.
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