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Research Activities: Online Newsletter
Summarizes study findings relating to primary care


Impact of State Laws Limiting Malpractice Awards on Geographic Distribution of Physicians
Health Services Research Agenda for Clinical Preventive Services
Changes in Usual Sources of Medical Care Between 1987 and 1992
Approaches to Primary Care: Current Realities and Future Visions
Referrals of Adult Patients from Primary Care: Demographic Disparities and Their Relationship to HMO Insurance
Defining Primary Care: Empirical Analysis of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
Primary Care Research: Current Challenges, Future Needs The Changing Interface of Primary and Specialty Care

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Beta-Blockers for Acute Myocardial Infarction

Practice Advisory (PDF File, 145 KB; PDF Help)
Fact Sheet (PDF File, 111 KB; PDF Help)
Questions and Answers (PDF File, 78 KB; PDF Help)

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Conference and Meeting Summaries

An Agenda for Research in Ambulatory Patient Safety
Alcohol Problems Among Emergency Department Patients
Community-Based Participatory Research
Moving Toward International Standards in Primary Care Information: Clinical Vocabulary
Research at the Interface of Primary and Specialty Care

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Evidence Reports

Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 174:
Integration of Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Primary CareNew
Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 159:
Cancer Family History, Collection and Use in Primary Care

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Fact Sheets

Primary Care: Where Research and Practice Meet
Research Agenda for the Center for Primary Care Research

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Practice Resources

Consumer Health Informatics and Patient Decisionmaking: Summary
Hispanic Diabetes Disparities Learning Network in Community Health Centers
Integrating Chronic Care and Business Strategies in the Safety Net: A Toolkit for Primary Care Practices and ClinicsNew
Overview: Information to Guide Physician Practice
Patient Self-Management Support Programs: An Evaluation
Preventive Services
Smoking Cessation Consumer Tools Kit

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Research Initiatives

Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN)
PBRN Web site
Research on Obesity and Overweight—AHRQ-Supported Research and Recent Findings
The Role of Community-Based Participatory Research: Creating Partnerships, Improving Health

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AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care