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  title={An insider's perspective on the near-death experience of AHCPR.},
  author={Clifton R. Gaus},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={Suppl Web Exclusives},
  • C. Gaus
  • Published 25 June 2003
  • Political Science
  • Health affairs
The story of AHCPR's struggle with Congress to remain a federal agency is an example of the longer struggle health services research (HSR) has had to hold a priority in the federal budget. But from another perspective, the growth of HSR has been substantial, albeit an up-and-down experience. Its survival during the turbulent years of 1995-1996 is attributed to a fundamental restructuring of its program priorities and building a new base of support from major health care associations and leaders… 

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