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The following publications are available from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Copies can be obtained either online or through the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse.

Effective Health Care Reports

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  • Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments to Prevent Fractures in Men and Women with Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis: Executive Summary. Number 12. (Publication No. 08-EHC008-I).
  • Pills for Type 2 Diabetes: A Guide for Adults. (Publication No. 07(08)-EHC010-2A).
  • Comparing Oral Medications for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Clinician's Guide. (Publication No. 07(08)-EHC010-3).
  • Comparative Effectiveness of Management Strategies for Renal Artery Stenosis: 2007 Update/Executive Summary. Number 5 Update. (Publication No. 07(08)-EHC004-IU).
  • Comparative Effectiveness of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEIs) and Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists (ARBs) for Treating Essential Hypertension: Executive Summary. Number 10 (Publication No. 08-EHC003-I).
  • Comparative Effectiveness of Drug Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis in Adults. Executive Summary. Number 11. (Publication No. 08-EHC004-I).
  • Comparative Effectiveness of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting for Coronary Artery Disease: Executive Summary. Number 9. (Publication No. 08-EHC002-1).
  • Comparing Two Kinds of Blood Pressure Pills: ACEIs and ARBs. A Guide for Adults. (Publication No. 08-EHC003-2A).
  • ACEIs or ARBs. For Adults With Hypertension. Clinician's Guide. (Publication No. 08-EHC003-3).

Evidence-based Practice Reports

Available online at:

  • Collection and Use of Cancer Family History in Primary Care. EPC Report Number 159. (Publication No. 08-E001).

Other Publications

  • Preguntas y Respuestas sobre Seguros de Salud: Guia para el Consumidor. Questions and Answers About Health Insurance/A Consumer Guide (Spanish Version). (Publication No. 07(08)-0043).
  • Patient Self-Management Support Programs: An Evaluation. Final Contract Report. (Publication No. 08-0011).
  • News from AHRQ... Emergency Preparedness Atlas: U.S. Nursing Home and Hospital Facilities. (Publication No. 07-M042).
  • AHRQ Resources for Pandemic Flu Preparedness. (Publication No. 08-M005).
  • Monitoring and Evaluating Medicaid Fee-for-Service Care Management Programs. (Publication No. 08-0012-1).

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