The 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:
“Choosing Pain Medicine For Osteoarthritis”
“Comparing Two Kinds of Blood Pressure
“Treating Sleep Apnea: A Review of the Research for Adults”
“Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Guide for Adults”
“Osteoporosis Treatments That Help Prevent Broken Bones: A Guide for Women After Menopause”
“Treatment Options for Rotator Cuff Tears: A Guide for Adults”
“Treating High Cholesterol: A Guide for Adults”
“Medicines for Type 2 Diabetes: A Review of the Research for Adults”
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“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”
- What is it; Causes;
- Symptoms & Diagnosis;
- Treatments; and
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