Friday, December 2, 2011

Make an educated healthcare treatment decision

Your quality of life depends on knowing your options, according to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).  A website by AHRQ, Explore Your Treatment Options, explains what your options are.  From the website:

Just one food item on the menu? Only one dress in the store? You expect to have options everywhere else in life. Why not your health care?
You might not think to ask why your doctor recommends a certain treatment or if other options are available. But every patient is different. When it comes to medical tests and treatments, you deserve to know your options.

Whether you just got sick or you’ve been receiving care for a long time, ask your doctor about treatment options. The answers you get may help improve your health care and your quality of life.

This site has tips to help you talk with your doctor. Because knowing your options is the best option.
At the website, you can get information about treatment options for a variety of health conditions.  The Office of Health Disparities Reduction has linked to this website here:

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