Tools

AHRQ's fact sheets about AHRQ tools

Automated Telephone Reminders: A Tool to Help Refill Medicines On Time

Script for pharmacies to provide automated refill reminder calls to patients.

State Snapshots

The State Snapshots Tool contains 51 snapshots—every State plus Washington, D.C.—which summarize health care quality in three dimensions: type of care (such as preventive, acute, or chronic care), setting of care (such as nursing homes or hospitals), and clinical areas (such as care for patients with cancer or diabetes). The evaluations are expressed in simple, five-color "performance meter" illustrations that rate performance from "very weak" to "very strong." State leaders may explore whether their State has improved or worsened compared to other States in several areas of health care delivery.

Databases and Related Tools from HCUP

Fact sheet describes the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), a family of health care databases and related tools for research and decisionmaking sponsored by AHRQ.