Before applying the evidence to your patient, think about the following questions:
If you are satisfied with the answers to these questions, use the evidence for patient care.
(See the Appraisal tools box for help answering these questions.)
Through its EPC updates, AHRQ sponsors the development of numerous reports to help health care organizations in their efforts to improve the quality of health care in the United States.
Relevant scientific literature on a wide spectrum of clinical and health services topics is reviewed, to assist health care professionals and their patients make informed decisions.