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AHCPR Produces Audiotape For Consumers Who Are Visually Impaired

Press Release Date: August 8, 1996

The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research is releasing a new audiotape to help consumers make informed decisions about surgery and pain control after surgery. The audiotape is a narration of two Agency booklets, Be Informed: Questions To Ask Your Doctor Before You Have Surgery (Side A) and Pain Control After Surgery—A Patient's Guide (Side B). Side A provides 12 questions for patients to ask their primary care doctor and surgeon before having surgery—and why each question is important. Side B explains treatment options and other information to help patients suffering from postsurgical pain.

Free single copies are available from:

AHCPR Publications Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 8547, Silver Spring, MD 20907; or call 800-358-9295. Please refer to AHCPR #96-DP02 when ordering. Supplies are limited. Copies are also available from the Library of Congress' Regional and Subregional Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

The brochures are available online through the AHCPR Web site at: (surgery) and at: (pain control).

For additional information, contact AHCPR Public Affairs: Howard Holland, (301) 427-1857 or Salina Prasad, (301) 427-1864.

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