AHRQ--Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Advancing Excellence in Health Care

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Explore treatment options
Compare benefits and risks
Prepare for medical appointments

AHRQ’s Treatment Options: Explore. Compare. Prepare. initiative encourages people living with health conditions and their caregivers to explore treatments options for their conditions, compare the benefits and risks of each, and prepare to discuss them with their health care provider.

The initiative highlights unbiased treatment summaries from AHRQ’s Effective Health Care (EHC) Program, a leading Federal effort that compares treatments for various health conditions and makes the findings public. The results of this research are translated into consumer-friendly English and Spanish publications that compare treatment options for various medical conditions. A Spanish-language version of Treatment Options, Toma Las Riendas: Infórmate. Compara. Prepárate., is also available.

To learn more or get involved, email us at: EHC_Outreach@ahrq.hhs.gov