AHRQ Offers Free Print Resources To Help Improve Care and Outcomes
September 6, 2018
Clinicians and patients who work as a team to make shared decisions are part of a delivery system model focused on high-quality health care and improved outcomes. The following free print resources from AHRQ can help you work with your patients to communicate effectively and make shared decisions. These publications are being made available as AHRQ transitions from printed materials to Web-based resources.
You may order up to 500 free copies of each title and receive free shipping for orders shipped within the U.S. and its territories. Use AHRQ Promo code 44 and call the AHRQ Clearinghouse at 800-358-9295 or email AHRQPubs@ahrq.hhs.gov to order. Remember to reference the publication number. Don’t wait—supplies are limited!
Measuring Your Blood Pressure at Home (PDF, 564 KB)
This brochure helps educate patients with hypertension and explains how to properly take a blood pressure reading at home.
Publication # 12-EHC002-A.
Reducing the Risk of Bone Fracture (PDF, 394 KB)
This brochure explains how low bone density can increase the risk of breaking a bone and what research has found about different treatments to lower the risk. It can help patients talk with doctors about treatment options.
Publication # 12-EHC023-A.
Questions Are the Answer Waiting Room Video
This seven-minute DVD features engaging examples of patients and clinicians discussing the importance of asking questions at medical visits. It can run on a continuous loop in your waiting area.
Publication # 10(12)-0094-DVD.
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence—Quick Reference Guide
This clinician guide describes the development process, analysis and discussion of the available research while providing more complete information for health care decision-making.
Publication # 08(09)-0050-6.
Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital (Cómo cuidarme: Guia para cuando salga del hospital).
This consumer guide can be used by nurses and discharge planners to help patients care for themselves after their hospital stay. This booklet comes in a bilingual (English/Spanish) flipbook format.
Publication # 10-0059-C.
Check Your Medicines - Tips for Using Medicines Safely (PDF, 157 KB)
This patient flier is written in English and Spanish and includes important tips for medication safety.