Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 37047-37049 [2012-14980]

Download as PDF 37047 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 119 / Wednesday, June 20, 2012 / Notices Keith A. Tucker, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–15033 Filed 6–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–36–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Document Identifier: OS–0990–New; 60-day Notice] Agency Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed information collection request for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. AGENCY: baseline capacity for clinical laboratory information exchange. The National Survey on Health Information Exchange in Clinical Laboratories will assess and evaluate the electronic transfer of health information from clinical laboratories to ordering physicians. It will focus on two key measures: (1) Percentage of laboratory facilities that are able to send structured lab results electronically to ordering physicians and (2) Percentage of lab results that are currently begin sent electronically in coded format to ordering physicians. The anticipated bi-annual data collection effort will be conducted in two waves—Wave I in November of 2012 will establish the baseline and Wave II in 2014 will measure progress. Information will be collected using a mail-out/mail-back hard copy questionnaire with telephone nonresponse follow up. There will be two similar versions of the questionnaire— one for hospital-based labs and one for independent labs. For hospitals, the burden hours are based on an estimated length of approximately 20 minutes per completed survey. ONC will use these survey findings to develop a comprehensive understanding of the baseline level of laboratory information exchange in order to inform program activities to promote laboratory information exchange and provide more targeted assistance to states and territories in developing their laboratory information exchange strategies. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to Sherette.funncoleman@hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690–6162. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be directed to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer at the above email address within 60 days. Proposed Project: National Survey on Health Information Exchange in Clinical Laboratories OMB No. 0090–NEW— Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Abstract: Currently, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is soliciting comments on a new information collection activity that will collect key data from a relatively small sample of clinical laboratories nationwide for the Evaluation of the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program. A key goal of the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program is to promote the electronic exchange of structured test results from clinical laboratories to healthcare providers. To assess progress over time at both the national and state level, information is needed regarding the ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN TABLE Average burden (in hours) per response Type of respondent Hospital-Based Laboratory Survey on Health Information Exchange. Independent Laboratory Survey on Health Information Exchange. Hospital-Based Laboratories 2,882 1 20/60 961 Independent Laboratories ..... 2,081 1 17.57/60 609 ............................................... 4,963 1 18.98/60 1,570 Total ....................................................... Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Forms Keith A. Tucker, Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Clearance Officer. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [FR Doc. 2012–15032 Filed 6–19–12; 8:45 am] Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4150–36–P Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:14 Jun 19, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Notice. Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘Synthesis of AHRQ-Funded HAI Projects.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 37048 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 119 / Wednesday, June 20, 2012 / Notices Register on April 6th, 2012 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No substantive comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 20, 2012. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ’s OMB Desk Officer by fax at (202) 395–6974 (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer) or by email at OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer). Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Synthesis of AHRQ–Funded HAI Projects The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve, under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, AHRQ’s collection of information for the Synthesis of AHRQ–Funded HAI Projects. For approximately a decade, AHRQ has conducted research on preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), both internally and through contracts and grants. AHRQ’s grant- and contractsupported projects have been directed at the major types of HAIs: central-lineassociated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), surgical site infections (SSI), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and Clostridium difficile (C. diff.). Projects have addressed the problem of HAIs in diverse healthcare settings, including hospitals, ambulatory settings (ambulatory surgery centers, end-stage renal disease facilities, and outpatient clinics and offices), and long-term care facilities. AHRQ’s portfolio of HAI projects has emphasized a combination of research and implementation initiatives. In the latter category, a major focus of AHRQ’s efforts has been to deploy tools that can improve provider performance and reduce HAIs. Based on the earlier success of the Michigan Keystone project, AHRQ has funded VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:14 Jun 19, 2012 Jkt 226001 projects to implement the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) to address CLABSI and CAUTI nationwide. Data are now emerging that demonstrate the success of CUSP in reducing CLABSI in hospitals across the nation. Between 2007 and 2010, AHRQ funded 40 contracts and 18 grants focusing on expanding the HAI knowledge base and implementing HAI prevention strategies. Today it is necessary to look across these projects in order to (1) identify, document, and synthesize their findings and results to ensure that AHRQ, healthcare professionals, and the public can make best use of these findings and (2) identify remaining gaps in the HAI science base to enable AHRQ to fund future studies that will address these needs. The synthesis will draw on several data sources, including interviews with project leaders. In addition to learning about studies that have not published peer-reviewed manuscripts, the interviews will enable the project team to delve into project details that are not typically available in publications, such as the project leader’s motivation for responding to the request for proposal, challenges faced in implementing the project, changes in the project’s delivery schedule or work plan, experts’ views on how HAI prevention evidence generated by a specific project fits into the HAI research agenda more broadly, and remaining gaps in the HAI knowledge base. AHRQ has contracted with IMPAQ International, LLC, to develop this synthesis, identify gaps, and promote the widespread application of successful HAI prevention approaches. This research has the following goals: (1) Identify and document findings and synthesize results of AHRQ-funded HAI projects; (2) Disseminate key findings from the HAI projects; and (3) Identify remaining gaps in the HAI knowledge base. This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, IMPAQ International, LLC and its subcontractor, the RAND Corporation, pursuant to AHRQ’s statutory authority to conduct and support research and disseminate information on healthcare and on systems for the delivery of such care, including activities with respect to the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, appropriateness and value of healthcare services and with respect to quality measurement and improvement. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) and (2). PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Method of Collection To achieve the goals of this project the following data collection will be implemented: (1) Interviews with contractors— Interviews will be conducted with the project leaders (project directors or project managers) from 40 HAI contractors. The purpose of these interviews is to identify (a) key findings, (b) gaps in knowledge base, (c) lessons learned, (d) effective approaches for preventing and reducing HAIs, and (e) opportunities for additional projects focused on generating and implementing knowledge on preventing HAIs. (2) Interviews with grantees— Interviews will be conducted with the project leaders (principal investigators) from 18 HAI grantees. Similar to the interviews with contractors, the purpose of these interviews is to identify (a) key findings, (b) gaps in knowledge base, (c) lessons learned, (d) effective approaches for preventing and reducing HAIs, and (e) opportunities for additional projects focused on generating and implementing knowledge on preventing HAIs. While the goals of the interviews with contractors and grantees are similar, the two audiences require separate interview protocols because their funding mechanisms and project structures differ. For example, contracts have more structured deliverable schedules than do grants and grants are more likely than contracts to be on investigator-initiated topics. AHRQ will interview key project leaders to learn about the processes and methods used, results achieved, and lessons learned under the AHRQ-funded HAI contracts and grants. This information will enable AHRQ to identify effective approaches for preventing and reducing HAIs and for promoting the widespread application of these approaches. Finally, collecting data from these audiences will allow AHRQ to detect gaps in the HAI science base and identify opportunities for additional projects focused on generating and implementing knowledge on preventing HAIs. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the respondent’s time to participate in this evaluation. Interviews will be conducted with 40 contractors and 18 grantees and each will last about 90 minutes. The total burden hours are estimated to be 87. E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 37049 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 119 / Wednesday, June 20, 2012 / Notices EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Data collection activity Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours Interviews with contractors .............................................................................. Interviews with grantees .................................................................................. 40 18 1 1 1.5 1.5 60 27 Total .......................................................................................................... 58 1 1 87 1 Not applicable. The respondents are the project leaders, that is, project directors for the contracts and principal investigators for the grants. Based on the type of grant and the project leaders’ qualifications, the project leaders were categorized into three labor categories: Social Scientists and Related Workers; Epidemiologists; and Medical Scientists. For example, one project director conducting a randomized controlled trial is a physician and was categorized into the Medical Scientist labor category. Other project leaders have advanced degrees in the social sciences (e.g., gerontology) or epidemiology and were included in the Social Scientist or Epidemiologist labor categories, as appropriate. Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden associated with the respondent’s time to participate in the evaluation. The total cost burden is estimated to be $3,450. EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Data collection activity Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate 1 Total cost burden Interviews with contractors .............................................................................. Interviews with grantees .................................................................................. 40 18 60 27 $39.66 39.66 $2,380 1,070 Total .......................................................................................................... 58 87 2 3,450 1 Based upon the weighted average of the mean wages for 19–3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other ($37.45 per hour; n=17), 19–1041 Epidemiologists ($32.83; n=5) and 19–1042 Medical Scientists ($41.69; n=36), National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States May 2010, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. 2 Not applicable. Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government for conducting the evaluation. The total cost is estimated to be $87,502. Exhibit 3 shows the estimated total and annualized cost to the government EXHIBIT 3—ESTIMATED TOTAL AND ANNUALIZED COST Cost component Total cost Annualized cost Project Development ............................................................................................................................................... Data Collection Activities ......................................................................................................................................... Data Processing and Analysis ................................................................................................................................. Publication of Results .............................................................................................................................................. Project Management ................................................................................................................................................ Overhead ................................................................................................................................................................. $6,135 17,400 29,000 0 5,800 29,167 $2,045 5,800 9,667 0 1,933 9,722 Total .................................................................................................................................................................. 87,502 29,167 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 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 AHRQ healthcare research and healthcare information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:14 Jun 19, 2012 Jkt 226001 hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) 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 Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: June 7, 2012. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 2012–14980 Filed 6–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 119 (Wednesday, June 20, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37047-37049]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-14980]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection 
project: ``Synthesis of AHRQ-Funded HAI Projects.'' In accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the 
public to comment on this proposed information collection.
    This proposed information collection was previously published in 
the Federal

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Register on April 6th, 2012 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No 
substantive comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to 
allow an additional 30 days for public comment.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 20, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ's OMB Desk 
Officer by fax at (202) 395-6974 (attention: AHRQ's desk officer) or by 
email at OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov (attention: AHRQ's desk officer).
    Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection 
instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be 
obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports 
Clearance Officer, (301) 427-1477, or by email at 
doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposed Project

Synthesis of AHRQ-Funded HAI Projects

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) requests that 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve, under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, AHRQ's collection of information for the 
Synthesis of AHRQ-Funded HAI Projects.
    For approximately a decade, AHRQ has conducted research on 
preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), both internally and 
through contracts and grants. AHRQ's grant- and contract-supported 
projects have been directed at the major types of HAIs: central-line-
associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), catheter-associated urinary 
tract infections (CAUTI), surgical site infections (SSI), ventilator-
associated pneumonia (VAP), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 
(MRSA), and Clostridium difficile (C. diff.). Projects have addressed 
the problem of HAIs in diverse healthcare settings, including 
hospitals, ambulatory settings (ambulatory surgery centers, end-stage 
renal disease facilities, and outpatient clinics and offices), and 
long-term care facilities. AHRQ's portfolio of HAI projects has 
emphasized a combination of research and implementation initiatives. In 
the latter category, a major focus of AHRQ's efforts has been to deploy 
tools that can improve provider performance and reduce HAIs. Based on 
the earlier success of the Michigan Keystone project, AHRQ has funded 
projects to implement the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program 
(CUSP) to address CLABSI and CAUTI nationwide. Data are now emerging 
that demonstrate the success of CUSP in reducing CLABSI in hospitals 
across the nation.
    Between 2007 and 2010, AHRQ funded 40 contracts and 18 grants 
focusing on expanding the HAI knowledge base and implementing HAI 
prevention strategies. Today it is necessary to look across these 
projects in order to (1) identify, document, and synthesize their 
findings and results to ensure that AHRQ, healthcare professionals, and 
the public can make best use of these findings and (2) identify 
remaining gaps in the HAI science base to enable AHRQ to fund future 
studies that will address these needs. The synthesis will draw on 
several data sources, including interviews with project leaders. In 
addition to learning about studies that have not published peer-
reviewed manuscripts, the interviews will enable the project team to 
delve into project details that are not typically available in 
publications, such as the project leader's motivation for responding to 
the request for proposal, challenges faced in implementing the project, 
changes in the project's delivery schedule or work plan, experts' views 
on how HAI prevention evidence generated by a specific project fits 
into the HAI research agenda more broadly, and remaining gaps in the 
HAI knowledge base.
    AHRQ has contracted with IMPAQ International, LLC, to develop this 
synthesis, identify gaps, and promote the widespread application of 
successful HAI prevention approaches. This research has the following 
goals: (1) Identify and document findings and synthesize results of 
AHRQ-funded HAI projects; (2) Disseminate key findings from the HAI 
projects; and (3) Identify remaining gaps in the HAI knowledge base.
    This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, IMPAQ 
International, LLC and its subcontractor, the RAND Corporation, 
pursuant to AHRQ's statutory authority to conduct and support research 
and disseminate information on healthcare and on systems for the 
delivery of such care, including activities with respect to the 
quality, effectiveness, efficiency, appropriateness and value of 
healthcare services and with respect to quality measurement and 
improvement. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) and (2).

Method of Collection

    To achieve the goals of this project the following data collection 
will be implemented:
    (1) Interviews with contractors--Interviews will be conducted with 
the project leaders (project directors or project managers) from 40 HAI 
contractors. The purpose of these interviews is to identify (a) key 
findings, (b) gaps in knowledge base, (c) lessons learned, (d) 
effective approaches for preventing and reducing HAIs, and (e) 
opportunities for additional projects focused on generating and 
implementing knowledge on preventing HAIs.
    (2) Interviews with grantees--Interviews will be conducted with the 
project leaders (principal investigators) from 18 HAI grantees. Similar 
to the interviews with contractors, the purpose of these interviews is 
to identify (a) key findings, (b) gaps in knowledge base, (c) lessons 
learned, (d) effective approaches for preventing and reducing HAIs, and 
(e) opportunities for additional projects focused on generating and 
implementing knowledge on preventing HAIs. While the goals of the 
interviews with contractors and grantees are similar, the two audiences 
require separate interview protocols because their funding mechanisms 
and project structures differ. For example, contracts have more 
structured deliverable schedules than do grants and grants are more 
likely than contracts to be on investigator-initiated topics.
    AHRQ will interview key project leaders to learn about the 
processes and methods used, results achieved, and lessons learned under 
the AHRQ-funded HAI contracts and grants. This information will enable 
AHRQ to identify effective approaches for preventing and reducing HAIs 
and for promoting the widespread application of these approaches. 
Finally, collecting data from these audiences will allow AHRQ to detect 
gaps in the HAI science base and identify opportunities for additional 
projects focused on generating and implementing knowledge on preventing 
HAIs.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the 
respondent's time to participate in this evaluation. Interviews will be 
conducted with 40 contractors and 18 grantees and each will last about 
90 minutes. The total burden hours are estimated to be 87.

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                                  Exhibit 1--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of
            Data collection activity                 Number of     responses per     Hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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Interviews with contractors.....................              40               1             1.5              60
Interviews with grantees........................              18               1             1.5              27
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................              58             \1\             \1\              87
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\1\ Not applicable.

    The respondents are the project leaders, that is, project directors 
for the contracts and principal investigators for the grants. Based on 
the type of grant and the project leaders' qualifications, the project 
leaders were categorized into three labor categories: Social Scientists 
and Related Workers; Epidemiologists; and Medical Scientists. For 
example, one project director conducting a randomized controlled trial 
is a physician and was categorized into the Medical Scientist labor 
category. Other project leaders have advanced degrees in the social 
sciences (e.g., gerontology) or epidemiology and were included in the 
Social Scientist or Epidemiologist labor categories, as appropriate.
    Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden associated 
with the respondent's time to participate in the evaluation. The total 
cost burden is estimated to be $3,450.

                                   Exhibit 2--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden
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                                                                                      Average
            Data collection activity                 Number of     Total burden    hourly  wage     Total cost
                                                    respondents        hours         rate \1\         burden
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Interviews with contractors.....................              40              60          $39.66          $2,380
Interviews with grantees........................              18              27           39.66           1,070
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................              58              87             \2\           3,450
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\1\ Based upon the weighted average of the mean wages for 19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All
  Other ($37.45 per hour; n=17), 19-1041 Epidemiologists ($32.83; n=5) and 19-1042 Medical Scientists ($41.69;
  n=36), National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States May 2010, U.S. Department of
  Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
\2\ Not applicable.

Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government

    Exhibit 3 shows the estimated total and annualized cost to the 
government for conducting the evaluation. The total cost is estimated 
to be $87,502.

             Exhibit 3--Estimated Total and Annualized Cost
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                                                            Annualized
             Cost component                 Total cost         cost
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Project Development.....................          $6,135          $2,045
Data Collection Activities..............          17,400           5,800
Data Processing and Analysis............          29,000           9,667
Publication of Results..................               0               0
Project Management......................           5,800           1,933
Overhead................................          29,167           9,722
                                         -------------------------------
    Total...............................          87,502          29,167
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Request for Comments

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 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 AHRQ healthcare research and 
healthcare information dissemination functions, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ's 
estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed 
collection(s) 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 Agency's subsequent request for OMB approval of the 
proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: June 7, 2012.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-14980 Filed 6-19-12; 8:45 am]
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