The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality sponsored a critical analysis of the existing literature on quality improvement (QI) strategies for hypertension care, to bring data to bear on QI opportunities. This report aims to help readers assess whether a QI strategy might work in their practice or patient population.
This report includes the following sections:
- The quality gap
- Evidence-based guidelines and quality of care...
This tool is a table of available anti-HIV medications, showing brand, generic, and other names for each medication. By clicking on the name of the drug, the user can access the AIDSInfo fact sheet for the medication. The table and the fact sheets are available in both English and Spanish.
This 18-page booklet provides concise, disease-specific nutrition information for physicians caring for older adults with the following conditions:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Congestive heart failure
- Coronary heart disease
- Diabetes mellitus
The guide provides nutritional screening parameters, treatment options, and outcome measures for...
This guide for people with HIV infection provides information about the prevention and treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). This tool is also available in Spanish.
This guide addresses the following questions:
- What is PCP?
- How do I know if I have PCP?
- How do you catch PCP?
- How can I protect myself from PCP?
- I was vaccinated for pneumonia. Won't that protect me against PCP?
- When should I start...
This database provides State- and county-level health data for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and possessions. Data are available by gender and race/ethnicity and come from a variety of National and State sources. Users can generate custom tables, graphs, and maps.
Database users follow a three-step process:
- Select variables, from among 11 categories:
- Health care access
- Codes and status for geographic area
This six-page brochure contains commonly asked questions about hemochromatosis including:
- What is hemochromatosis?
- What causes hemochromatosis?
- What are the risk factors of hemochromatosis?
- What are the symptoms of hemochromatosis?
- How is hemochromatosis diagnosed?
- How is hemochromatosis treated?
- How is hemochromatosis tested?
- Further research
These algorithms are derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in Adults, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD). The guideline is intended to identify the critical decision points in management of patients with depressive conditions, such as assessment, empirically supported psychotherapies and pharmacological therapies, non-major depressive disorder conditions deserving...
This tool is a step-by-step guide to helping people with heart disease make decisions that will protect and improve their heart health. It provides information about lifestyle habits, medicines, and other treatments that can lessen the chances of having a heart attack.
This guide addresses the following topics:
- Heart disease: A wakeup call
- What is heart disease?
- Getting tested for heart disease
- Controlling your risk factors
- You and your doctor...
This one-page tool, in Microsoft(r) Word format, uses the colors of a stoplight to guide patients in managing their congestive heart failure symptoms. The tool is divided into green (“all clear”), yellow (“caution”), and red (“medical alert”) zones. For each zone, the tool provides signs and symptoms and allows the health care provider to give specific instructions for managing the condition, including guidance on when to seek emergency medical assistance.
This Web site provides patients and health care professionals with information about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including materials for public and professional outreach.
This Web site provides the following information for patients:
- What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
- How does COPD affect breathing?
- Getting tested
- Taking action
- Am I at risk?