AHRQ Releases Spanish-Language Consumer Publication on Receiving Quality Health Care
The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality this week announced the release of a new Spanish-language publication with "advice on what the average person can do" to increase his or her chances of receiving quality health care and to avoid medical errors. The free publication, Mejorando la Calidad de la Atencion Medica (Improving the Quality of Medical Care), includes information on "high-quality" health plans, doctors and hospitals. AHRQ's publication also explains how health care quality is measured and gives "tips" for finding out about clinical trials "on new medicines and treatments." The publication is available at http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/qntlitessp/index.htm (AHRQ release, 9/26).