Notice Number: NOT-HS-10-004
Release Date: November 30, 2009
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), (http://www.ahrq.gov)
This Notice is to provide clarification and inform the scientific community that AHRQ is amending the Research Objectives section for both RFA-HS-10-021, Medical Liability Reform and Patient Safety Demonstration Projects (R18), (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-10-021.html) and RFA-HS-10-022 Medical Liability Reform and Patient Safety Planning Grants (R21), (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-10-022.html), released on October 20, 2009.
The Research Objectives Section in both FOAs currently provide background information and descriptions in the areas of 1) Patient Safety and Risk Management and 2) Medical Liability. This Notice clarifies that AHRQ requires all applications for both of these FOAs to address both of these two areas in order to be responsive to the FOAs. Applications that do not address both patient safety/ risk management and medical liability will not be considered responsive, and will not be reviewed by AHRQ.
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