AHRQ Offers Free Resources on Hypertension, Bone Fracture, Talking to Providers, and Tobacco Dependence
September 17, 2018 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers free resources online and in print to help healthcare organizations engage patients in their care and shared decision-making. The brochure Measuring Your Blood Pressure at Home helps educate patients about hypertension and explains how to properly take a blood pressure reading at home. Another brochure, Reducing the Risk of Bone Fracture, 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, and it can help patients talk with doctors about treatment options.