AHRQ Announces Treatment Options Initiative to Help Patients
AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program announces new resources to help educate patients about the importance of exploring their treatment options, comparing the benefits and risks of each, and preparing to discuss these options with their health care providers. Three animated videos focus on newly diagnosed patients, considering treatment options, and caring for a loved one. Also available are two new Facebook pages -- Treatment Options: Explore. Compare. Prepare. and Toma Las Riendas: Informate. Compara. Preparate. – that encourage patients to obtain AHRQ’s unbiased treatment information to become better informed before talking with their health care team about treatment options. Patients and caregivers also can get short health messages and tips directly via their mobile phones with AHRQ’s new text messaging program. To sign up, text COMPARE to 22764 for messages in English or text MISALUD to 22764 for messages in Spanish. Select to access a wide variety of resources from the Treatment Options initiative.