Report/Technology Assessment: Number 42
Summary: Under its Evidence-based Practice Program, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is developing scientific information for other agencies and organizations on which to base clinical guidelines, performance measures, and other quality improvement tools. Contractor institutions review all relevant scientific literature on assigned clinical care topics and produce evidence reports and technology assessments, conduct research on methodologies and the effectiveness of their implementation, and participate in technical assistance activities.
Overview: This evidence report is a systematic review that summarizes
scientific literature about the following aspects of chronic fatigue
syndrome (CFS) in adults:
In an effort to organize and clarify this body of research knowledge,
the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) contracted for
this evidence-based review with the San Antonio Evidence-based
Practice Center (EPC). The National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases nominated the topic for an evidence-based review.