Provider: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Contents: CE, charts/graphs, CME, datasets, full text, government documents, images, links, multiple databases, practice guidelines, reports, summaries, video
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: First funded by Congress in 2005, the Effective Health Care Program funds and synthesizes the findings of teams of researchers and clinicians across North America, to identify ways to improve the quality of health care through evidence-based decision-making. Research summaries are available for consumers (many with Spanish translations), clinicians and policy-makers. Also for patients, short videos on treatment options, helpful comparative charts on the effectiveness of different treatments for various conditions. Many resources in various formats are provided. The Program invites comments and topic research/review suggestions, and data deposit by medical professionals. Links are provided to plug-ins for viewing video content.
Keywords: clinical evidence, data analysis, data-sharing, evidence-based medicine, evidence-based practice, healthcare policy, healthcare research, patient care, patient education, Spanish translation