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NLM Improves HSTAT

Health Services Technology Assessment Texts (HSTAT) is a free, electronicresource that provides access to the full-text of documents useful in health care decision making (see HSTAT Fact Sheet). HSTAT includes: clinical practice guidelines, quick-reference guides for clinicians, consumer brochures, and evidence reports sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR); AHCPR technology assessment reports; National Institutes of Health (NIH) consensus development conference and technology assessment reports; NIH Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center research protocols; HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS) resource documents; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA/CSAT) treatment improvement protocols; and the Public Health Service (PHS) Preventive Services Task Force Guide to Clinical Preventive Services.

Now it also provides a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Guidelines Database which has 400 documents and is updated weekly, contains all of CDC's officially cleared recommendations and guidelines for the prevention of disease, injury, and disability, and many of CDC's guidelines for public health practice. In addition, this updated version of HSTAT (with a Java option) provides links of selected references found in HSTAT documents to their MEDLINE records by launching an Internet Grateful Med search from within HSTAT.

For additional information, contact:

National Information Center on Health
Services Research and Health Care
Technology (NICHSR)
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

Voice: (301) 496-0176
Fax: (301) 402-3193
Email: nichsr@nlm.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nichsr/nichsr.html