"Questions Are the Answer" Initiative Offers Tools To Promote Patient Involvement
"Questions Are the Answer," AHRQ's ongoing public education initiative on patient involvement, offers several information tools to help clinicians and their patients communicate to make health care safer. AHRQ's website features these valuable tools:
- A seven-minute DVD of patients and clinicians discussing the importance of asking questions and sharing information, which is ideal for a lobby or waiting room area
- A brochure, "Be More Involved in Your Health Care: Tips for Patients," that offers helpful suggestions to follow before, during and after a medical visit
- Notepads to help patients prioritize the top three questions they wish to ask during their medical appointment
"Questions Are the Answer" is designed to promote safer care and better health outcomes. To request a free supply of these materials, email AHRQpubs@ahrq.hhs.gov or call 1-800-358-9295.
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