Clinicians and Providers
Evidence-based research provides the basis for sound clinical practice guidelines and recommendations. The database of guidelines available from the National Guideline Clearinghouse and the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force are especially useful.
Organizations across the United States are partnering with AHRQ to increase access to comparative effectiveness research findings and support evidence-based practice and health care decision making.
AHRQ offers a growing library of free resources in English and Spanish that compare health care interventions and treatment options for a variety of conditions. Whether you are a health care professional, patient, caregiver, or an organization, AHRQ has materials to help you explore and compare the benefits and risks of interventions and treatment options. These resources can help patients and caregivers prepare for their next medical appointment and help clinicians and decision makers save time by viewing reliable, unbiased summaries of evidence-based research.
AHRQ's research in evidence implementation includes a $30 million investment of its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act budget to fund 21 grants to extend the reach and impact of AHRQ's comparative effectiveness research products. This portfolio is aimed at hard-to-reach populations, including the elderly; those with limited English proficiency, limited education, or limited insurance coverage; those with minority or immigrant status or health literacy problems; or other underserved populations.
AHRQ’s mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.