Health Assessments in Primary Care: A How-to Guide for Clinicians and Staff

December 9th, 2013

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces the release of an evidence-based guide designed to help primary care doctors, nurses and other staff successfully select, adopt and implement health assessments. Health assessments are used to collect information to help primary care providers evaluate patients’ health status and risks. The information is used to identify potentially problematic but treatable health behaviors and factors such as anxiety, alcohol use, depression, unhealthy eating and sedentary lifestyle that patients often don’t bring up during a medical visit. Research shows that many patients do not receive an assessment of health risks or a plan to address those risks.

 

Click here to download the Health Assessments in Primary Care: A How-to-Guide for Clinicians and Staff

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