New Patient Guides & Treatment Decision Aids Provided by AHRQ

AHRQ Guides for Patients  and ConsumersThe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is providing a new series of Guides for Patients and Consumers. These new Guides for Patients and Consumers include Consumer Guides summarizing clinical research and comparing the benefits, harms and effectiveness of test or treatment choices for various health conditions, as well as Patient Decision Aids to help consumers evaluate and choose among treatment options for different illnesses they may have been diagnosed as having.

The new Guides for Patients and Consumers are part of the Effective Health Care Program administered by AHRQ, with impetus provided under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act.

 
Here are links to a few of the Consumer Guides and Patient Decision Aides provided free of charge by AHRQ, which may be helpful to seniors and family caregivers:

Consumer Guides

“Choosing Pain Medicine For Osteoarthritis”

Choosing Pain Medicine For Osteoarthritis

 
“Rheumatoid Arthritis Medicines: A Guide for Adults”

Rheumatoid Arthritis Medicines: A Guide for Adults

 
“Managing Pain From a Broken Hip: A Guide for Adults and Their Caregivers”

Managing Pain From a Broken Hip: A Guide for Adults and Their Caregivers

“Comparing Two Kinds of Blood Pressure
Pills: ACEIs and ARBs”

Comparing Two Kinds of Blood Pressure Pills: ACEIs and ARBs

“Treating Sleep Apnea: A Review of the Research for Adults”

Treating Sleep Apnea: A Review of the Research for Adults

“Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Guide for Adults”

Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Guide for Adults

“Osteoporosis Treatments That Help Prevent Broken Bones: A Guide for Women After Menopause”

Osteoporosis Treatments That Help Prevent Broken Bones: A Guide for Women After Menopause

“Treatment Options for Rotator Cuff Tears: A Guide for Adults”

Treatment Options for Rotator Cuff Tears: A Guide for Adults

“Treating High Cholesterol: A Guide for Adults”

Treating High Cholesterol: A Guide for Adults

“Medicines for Type 2 Diabetes: A Review of the Research for Adults”

Medicines for Type 2 Diabetes: A Review of the Research for Adults

Patient Decision Aides

“Knowing Your Options: A Decision Aid for Men With Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer”

Knowing Your Options: A Decision Aid for Men With Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer

“Treatment Options for GERD or Acid Reflux Disease: A Review of the Research for Adults”

Treatment Options for GERD or Acid Reflux Disease: A Review of the Research for Adults

More Information

See the HelpingYouCare™ resource pages on 14 different Medical Conditions Commonly Faced by Seniors, including resource pages for each of these 14 conditions on:

  • What is it; Causes;
  • Symptoms & Diagnosis;
  • Prevention;
  • Treatments; and
  • Caregiving.

See also the HelpingYouCare™ resource pages on:

Medications/ Management & Information;

Wellness/ Healthy Living for Seniors & Caregivers;

Medical News – General; and

Links to Other Medical Resources

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