NaRCAD was created as part of the Innovative Adaptation and Dissemination of Comparative Effectiveness Research (iADAPT) program from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Four AHRQ comparative effectiveness topics will be adapted by NaRCAD into materials that can be used for academic detailing:
- oral diabetes medications
- insulin for adults with type 2 diabetes
- off-label use of atypical anti-psychotics for agitation in dementia
- analgesics for osteoarthritis
We will adapt the CER findings into the materials needed for effective AD, including detailed evidence summaries, “un-ads” that package these messages in a visually engaging manner, pocket cards for rapid reference, and patient handouts and support materials to help doctors implement the messages derived from the CER findings.
We will hold day-long workshops to train academic detailers on the clinical content for each topic area, in addition to the workshops on the techniques of academic detailing. Please see “Hands-on training“.