News and Updates for Healthcare Professionals

Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Hepatitis B in Adolescents and Adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on screening for hepatitis B virus infection in adolescents and adults. The Task Force recommends screening people at increased risk for hepatitis B infection. To view the recommendation, the evidence on which it is based, and a summary for clinicians, please go here. The final recommendation statement can also be found in the December 15, 2020 online issue of JAMA.

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ECRI Guidelines Trust Celebrates its 2nd Anniversary

Over the past two years, we have made tremendous progress in growing our network and disseminating current, evidence-based guidelines to users around the world. We are pleased to represent more than 1,800 guidelines from over 200 national and international guideline developer organizations. This year we launched a new offering, the Guideline Snapshot, a screening tool that succinctly outlines a guideline's focus, patient population, and major interventions, as well as the Cultural Competence Corner, highlighting articles and guideline content which focus on underserved populations.

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New updates to federal guidelines revamp asthma management

Updates to six key areas of asthma care focus on improving diagnosis, management and treatment.

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Final Recommendation Statement: Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle in Adults With Cardiovascular Risk Factors

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease prevention in adults with cardiovascular risk factors.The Task Force recommends counseling for a healthy diet and physical activity to help people at risk for cardiovascular disease. To view the recommendation, the evidence on which it is based, and a summary for clinicians, please go here. The final recommendation statement can also be found in the November 24, 2020 online issue of JAMA.

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Rural and Urban Can Join Forces to Improve Health Literacy Skills

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Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management of Opioids, Opioid Misuse, and Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adults

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What's New at AHRQ

Diagnostic Safety in the COVID Era: Let’s Not Squander the Opportunity

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The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Control Hypertension

Nearly half of U.S. adults have hypertension, or high blood pressure, and only about 1 in 4 of those individuals has their hypertension under control.

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Top Chronic Diseases Behind Payer Spending And How to Prevent Them

Chronic diseases are a source of high payer spending, but payers can implement preventive care strategies to lower their expenses and maintain positive patient outcomes.

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