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Elderly Healthcare

Advance Care Planning: Preferences for Care at the End of Life
Health Services Research on Aging: Building on Biomedical and Clinical Research
Improving the Health Care of Older Americans
Managing Osteoarthritis: Helping the Elderly Maintain Function and Mobility
Medicare Uses of AHRQ Research
Men: Stay Healthy at 50+—Checklists for Your HealthNew!
Physical Activity and Older Americans: Benefits and Strategies
Preventing Disability in the Elderly With Chronic Disease
Women: Stay Healthy at 50+—Checklists for Your HealthNew!

Research Activities: Online Newsletter
Summarizes study findings relating to health care for the elderly

Agency Press Releases

Date   Title
8/4/08 Task Force Says Men Age 75 and Older Should Not Be Screened for Prostate Cancer
7/15/08 AHRQ and AARP Team to Help Adults over 50 Stay Healthy
3/3/08 Modest Health Care Quality Gains Outpaced by Spending

News and Numbers

Date   Title
2/21/08 One in Four Disabled Seniors Use Risky or Ineffective Medicines

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Comparative Effectiveness Reviews

Comparative Effectiveness Review, No. 4:
Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Analgesics for Osteoarthritis
Comparative Effectiveness Review, No. 5.
Comparative Effectiveness of Management Strategies for Renal Artery Stenosis
Comparative Effectiveness of Management Strategies for Renal Artery Stenosis: 2007 Update
Comparative Effectiveness Review, No. 11:
Comparative Effectiveness of Drug Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis in Adults
Comparative Effectiveness Review, No. 12:
Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments to Prevent Fractures in Men and Women With Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis

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Evidence Reports

Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 110:
End-of-Life Care and Outcomes
Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 122:
Cancer Clinical Trials, Recruitment of Underrepresented Populations
Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 131:
Telemedicine for the Medicare Population—Update
Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 134:
B Vitamins and Berries and Age-Related Neurodegenerative Disorders
Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 161:
Prevention of Fecal and Urinary Incontinence in AdultsNew

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User Liaison Program Workshop Summaries

Evidence-Based Disability and Disease Prevention for Elders: Translating Research into Community-Based Programs
Workshop Brief, December 2004
Improving Long-term Care for American Indians in Region VIII
Workshop Brief, July 2003
Expanding Long-term Care Choices for the Elderly
Workshop Brief, September 2000

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