Patients and Consumers

AHRQ offers the latest evidence-based information for improving your health

Care Planning

Learn about costs of health care, choosing health care plans, and preventing errors


Diagnosis & Treatment

Information for Patients and Consumers about getting diagnosed, having surgery, taking medications and having treatments, and using hospitals and clinics


Patient Involvement

Get more involved with your health care by asking questions, talking to your clinician, and understanding your condition. Patients and families who engage with health care providers ask good questions and help reduce the risk of errors and hospital admissions. Browse these resources to get started.


Prevention & Health

The latest evidence-based information for improving your health

Internet Citation: Patients and Consumers. June 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/index.html