AFP DEPARTMENT COLLECTION
Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews
This department provides concise summaries of the AHRQ’s comparative effectiveness reviews, produced by their Effective Health Care Program, including key evidence-based conclusions and practice pointers to put the evidence into clinical perspective.
Jun 1, 2017 Issue
Comparative Accuracy of Diagnostic Tests for Celiac Disease
What is the best test for celiac disease in terms of sensitivity, specificity, and safety?
Dec 1, 2016 Issue
Interventions to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing for Uncomplicated Acute RTIs
What are the effectiveness and adverse consequences of strategies for reducing antibiotic use in adults and children with uncomplicated acute respiratory tract infections (RTIs)?
Jul 15, 2016 Issue
Pharmacotherapy for Adults with Alcohol Use Disorder
What are the potential benefits and adverse effects of medications used to treat alcohol use disorder (AUD) in adult outpatients?
Mar 1, 2016 Issue
Transitional Care Interventions to Prevent Readmissions for Patients with Heart Failure
Home visiting programs and multidisciplinary clinic interventions for adult patients with heart failure reduced all-cause readmissions and mortality over three to six months. Structured telephone support reduced heart failure–specific readmissions and mortality over three to six months. However, structured telephone support did not reduce all-cause readmissions over a similar period.
Oct 1, 2014 Issue
Effectiveness of Outpatient Case Management for Adults
Does outpatient case management for adults with medical illness and complex care needs improve patient-centered outcomes, quality of care, or resource utilization?
May 1, 2014 Issue
Acute Migraine Treatment in Emergency Settings
What are the comparative benefits and adverse effects of parenteral treatments for adults who present to the emergency department with migraine headaches?
Mar 15, 2014 Issue
Preventing Recurrent Nephrolithiasis in Adults
What are the potential benefits and adverse effects associated with dietary and pharmacologic interventions to prevent recurrence of kidney stones in adults 18 years and older?
Nov 15, 2013 Issue
Second-Generation Antidepressants for Depression in Adults
What are the comparative effectiveness and adverse effects of second-generation antidepressants for treating depression in adults?
Aug 15, 2013 Issue
ADHD Interventions in Children Younger Than Six Years
What are the potential benefits and adverse effects associated with treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschool-aged children (younger than six years)?