Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS.
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) allow the proposed information collection project: “Surveys of Employee Benefit Managers of Large National Employers Concerning Dissemination Effectiveness of Health Services Research Information (SEBM)”. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(a)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on August 20, 2003 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Comments on this notice must be received by November 24, 2003.
Written comments should be submitted to: Allison Eydt, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Cynthia D. McMichael, AHRQ, Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427-1651.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
“Surveys of Employee Benefit Managers of Large National Employers Concerning Dissemination Effectiveness of Health Research Information (SEBM)”
The SEBM is a series of two questionnaires and one telephone interview to learn the extent of awareness, use of, and satisfaction with the content of health services research information by employee benefits managers of large national employers.
The surveys will also measure the effectiveness of the methods used to disseminate health services research information. The initial survey will serve as a benchmark against which the remaining two surveys in this study will be measured. Subsequent to the initial survey, AHRQ will initiate two interventions: (1) Placing AHRQ-sponsored information on a website and (2) making personal contact with employee benefits managers; a survey will follow each intervention to measure the extent to which each intervention makes employee benefit managers aware of AHRQ and its health research information. With this knowledge, AHRQ will be able to make changes to its information dissemination efforts to make them more effective and responsive to employee benefit managers.
Data Confidentiality Provisions
Data collected by the contractor and the contractor's draft analyses will be retained for one year after final acceptance of all contract deliverables, unless longer retention is requested by the agency for audit purposes. All agency documents pertaining to the contract will be archived after the contract is completed and retained in accordance with a Federal Records Act retention schedule.
Methods of Collection
The data will be collected using a combination of web-based and telephone surveys.
|Survey||Number of respondents||Estimated time per respondent in minutes||Estimated total burden hours||Estimated annual cost to the government|
|Initial Benchmark Survey||240||10||40||$4000|
|Post Intervention Survey #1||45||10||7.5||750|
|Post Intervention Survey #2||240||10||40||4000|
Request for Comments
In accordance with the above cited legislation, comments on AHRQ's information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of AHRQ, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ's estimate of burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record.Start Signature
Dated: September 29, 2003.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
[FR Doc. 03-26815 Filed 10-22-03; 8:45 am]
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