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Will the AHRQ be eliminated?

Last week, the House Appropriations subcommittee on labor, health and human services, and education approved a spending bill, which moves along this week to the full committee for consideration and possible amendments. Then, it’s on to a vote in the House of Representatives.

The bill is generating a fair amount of attention because it takes some drastic steps with respect to government funding of research. Specifically, per Academy Health:

[I]t completely eliminates the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ] (Sec. 227), and prohibits any patient-centered outcomes research (Sec. 217) and all economic research within the National Institutes of Health [NIH] (Page 57, line 19).

Read the full JAMA Forum post titled "Bill Would Gut Patient-Centered Outcomes Research" to learn more.

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