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AHRQ initiative encourages better two-way communication between clinicians and patients
Research Activities, November 2011
"Questions are the Answer," a new initiative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Ad Council, encourages clinicians and patients to engage in effective two-way communication to ensure safer care and better health outcomes. An original series of new videos on the AHRQ Web site, , features real patients and clinicians discussing the importance of asking questions and sharing information. The Web site also features new resources to help patients be prepared before, during, and after their medical appointments. The resources include:
An interactive "Question Builder" tool that enables patients to create, prioritize, and print a personalized list of questions based on their health condition.
Internet Citation: AHRQ initiative encourages better two-way communication between clinicians and patients: Research Activities, November 2011.
November 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsletters/research-activities/nov11/1111RA19.html
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