AHRQ Electronic Newsletter, May 31, 2016
New evidence-based tools from AHRQ are available to help adult patients work with their health care providers to make informed treatment decisions for binge-eating disorder. A research summary for clinicians and a companion plain-languagebrochure for patients outline the benefits and harms of various treatment options, including psychotherapy and medications. To enhance shared decision-making, the clinician publication includes talking points, and the consumer brochure offers sample questions to ask clinicians. In addition, a new continuing medical education module is available at no cost and provides health care providers with information and skills to support shared decision-making. The new tools are based on a systematic review that evaluated the evidence on the effectiveness, comparative effectiveness and adverse effects of treatment options for patients with binge-eating disorder.