Web Site Disclaimers
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality maintains this Web site to enhance public access to its information and resources.
Information on this Web site is only intended as general summary information that is made available to the public. It is not intended to provide specific medical advice or to take the place of either the written law or regulations.
Information resources are designed to help users better understand the health care system, health services research and medical effectiveness, and their own health and diagnosed conditions. Individuals are urged to consult with qualified health care providers for diagnosis and treatment and for answers to personal health care questions.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the electronic documents and resources provided on this Web site. However, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding errors or omissions and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for loss or damage resulting from the use of information contained within.
AHRQ and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) cannot endorse, or appear to endorse, derivative or excerpted materials, and it cannot be held liable for the content or use of adapted products that are incorporated on other Web sites. Any adaptations of these electronic documents and resources must include a disclaimer to this effect. Advertising or implied endorsement for any commercial products or services is strictly prohibited.
Reference on this Web site to any specific commercial products, process, service, manufacturer, company, or trademark does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by the U.S. Government, HHS, or AHRQ. As an agency of the U.S. Government, AHRQ cannot endorse or appear to endorse any specific commercial products or services.
When visiting our Web site, your Web browser may produce pop-up advertisements. These advertisements were most likely produced by other Web sites you visited or by third-party software installed on your computer. AHRQ and HHS do not endorse or recommend products or services for which you may view a pop-up advertisement on your computer screen while visiting our site.
Intrusion Detection Notice
This site is sponsored by the U.S. Government. The use of this server and its contents are monitored for computer security purposes. Any unauthorized access to the computer systems of this Agency is prohibited and is subject to criminal and civil penalties under Federal laws.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, software programs are used to monitor traffic and identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations, and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.
Last revised: June 20, 2003