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Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

An agency of the Public Health Service established in 1990 to "provide indexing, abstracting, Translating, Publishing, and other services leading to a more effective and timely dissemination of information on Research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to Health care to public and private entities and individuals engaged in the improvement of Health Care Delivery..." It supersedes the National Center for Health Services Research. The United States Agency for Health Care Policy and Research was renamed Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999.