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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 as they are pending journal publication. 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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  • Benefits and Harms of Cannabis in Chronic Pain or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review [intranet only]
    11-2016
  • Massage for Pain: An Evidence Map [intranet only]
    10-2016
  • The Comparative Effectiveness, Harms, and Cost of Care Models for the Evaluation and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) [intranet only]
    10-2016
  • Management of Antiplatelet Therapy among Patients on Antiplatelet Therapy for Coronary or Cerebrovascular Disease [intranet only]
    10-2016
  • The Effectiveness and Risks of Cranial Electrical Stimulation [intranet only]
    10-2016
  • An Evidence Map of the Women Veterans' Health Research Literature (2008 - 2015) [intranet only]
    09-2016
  • Metformin Use in Patients with Historical Contraindications or Precautions [intranet only]
    09-2016
  • Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Menopause-associated Vasomotor Symptoms [intranet only]
    07-2016
  • Life Expectancy Calculators [intranet only]
    06-2016
  • Benefits and Harms of Treating Blood Pressure in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis [intranet only]
    05-2016
  • Evidence Brief: The Comparative Effectiveness of Selected Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) Interventions for Preventing or Reducing Opioid Use in Adults with Chronic Neck, Low Back, and Large Joint Pain [intranet only]
    04-2016
  • Prevalence and Epidemiology of Combat Blast Injuries from the Military Cohort 2001-2014 [intranet only]
    03-2016
  • Rural Healthcare Workforce: A Systematic Review [intranet only]
    01-2016
  • Modifiable Risk Factors in the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review of the Epidemiology and Treatment [intranet only]
    01-2016
  • Effectiveness and Harms of Spinal Manipulative Therapy for the Treatment of Acute Neck and Lower Back Pain [intranet only]
    12-2015
  • Interventions to Improve Pharmacological Adherence among Adults with Psychotic Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder [intranet only]
    11-2015
  • White Paper: The Impact of Pedometers on Chronic Conditions - A Review of Reviews [intranet only]
    09-2015
  • Budget Impact Analysis: Warfarin and Newer Oral Anticoagulants for the Prevention of Stroke Among Veterans With Atrial Fibrillation [intranet only]
    08-2013

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