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Evidence-based Synthesis Program Reports

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The Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) was established to provide timely and accurate syntheses of targeted health care topics of particular importance to VA managers and policy makers and to disseminate these reports broadly throughout VA. Available reports are listed and linked below.



NOTE: Many of our reports are available only on the VA Intranet. To access the intranet only reports listed here, copy and paste http://vaww.hsrd.research.va.gov/publications/esp/reports.cfm into your browser if you have intranet access.

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 Date   Title   Location 
2016-01
Rural Healthcare Workforce: A Systematic Review
Intranet-only
2016-01
Modifiable Risk Factors in the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review of the Epidemiology and Treatment
Intranet-only
2015-12
Effectiveness and Harms of Spinal Manipulative Therapy for the Treatment of Acute Neck and Lower Back Pain
Intranet-only
2015-11
Benefits and Harms of the Mediterranean Diet Compared to Other Diets
Intranet-only
2015-11
Interventions to Improve Pharmacological Adherence among Adults with Psychotic Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Intranet-only
2015-11
Systematic Review of Suicide Prevention in Veterans
Intranet-only
2015-10
Evidence Brief: The Comparative Effectiveness of Bariatric Surgery in Super Obesity
Intranet-only
2015-10
Pharmacist-led Chronic Disease Management: A Systematic Review of Effectiveness and Harms Compared to Usual Care
Intranet-only
2015-10
The Effectiveness of Procedures to Remove or Occlude the Left Atrial Appendage
Intranet-only
2015-09
White Paper: The Impact of Pedometers on Chronic Conditions - A Review of Reviews
Intranet-only
2015-09
Sex Effects in High-impact Conditions for Women Veterans - Depression, Diabetes, and Chronic Pain
Intranet-only
2015-09
The Impact of Wearable Motion Sensing Technologies on Physical Activity
Intranet-only
2015-07
Evidence Brief: Comparative Effectiveness of Appointment Recall Reminder Procedures for Follow-up Appointments
Intranet-only
2015-06
Internet
2015-05
Understanding the Intervention and Implementation Factors Associated with Benefits and Harms of Pay for Performance Programs in Healthcare
Intranet-only
2015-05
Internet
2015-05
Evidence Brief: Update on Prevalence of and Interventions to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities within the VA
Intranet-only
2015-01
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2015-01
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2015-01
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2015-01
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2014-11
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2014-11
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2014-11
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2014-10
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2014-09
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2014-09
Evidence Brief: The Quality of Care Provided by Advanced Practice Nurses
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2014-09
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2014-09
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2014-09
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2014-08
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2014-08
Memo: An Evidence-Based Wait Time Threshold
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2014-07
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2014-06
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2014-02
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2014-02
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2014-01
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2014-01
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2013-12
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2013-12
Evidence Brief: Review of Reviews on Various Topics for August 2013 Specialty Care Mini SOTA (Release Date: September 2013)
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2013-12
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2013-11
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2013-10
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2013-09
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2013-08
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2013-08
Budget Impact Analysis: Warfarin and Newer Oral Anticoagulants for the Prevention of Stroke Among Veterans With Atrial Fibrillation
Intranet-only
2013-08
Internet
2013-06
Evidence Brief: Effects of Small Hospital Closure on Patient Health Outcomes
Intranet-only
2013-05
Internet
2013-04
Internet
2013-03
Internet
2013-03
Evidence Brief: Developing a Threshold for Small VA Hospitals: Evidence Brief on Quality and Safety (Release Date: February 2013)
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2013-03
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2013-02
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2013-01
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2012-12
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2012-12
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2012-12
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2012-11
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2012-10
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2012-10
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2012-08
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2012-07
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2012-06
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2012-05
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2012-04
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2012-02
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2012-01
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2011-11
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2011-10
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2011-10
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2011-10
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2011-09
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2011-08
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2011-05
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2011-02
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2010-12
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2010-10
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2010-10
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2010-09
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2010-04
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2010-01
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2009-10
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2009-08
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2009-03
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2008-10
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2008-04
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2007-06
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2007-02
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