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Publications & Products

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) produces a range of publications and electronic information products that are available to users through different channels and a variety of formats. Many publications are available free on a single-copy basis while supplies last from the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse. Charges may apply for bulk copies and for delivery to addresses outside of the United States. Other products are available for sale through either the Government Printing Office or the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).

Publications Online Store & Clearinghouse

AHRQ's most recent releases can be ordered online through the AHRQ Publications Online Store.

Select to access the AHRQ Publications Catalog, Spring/Summer 2012 (PDF File, 925 KB; Plugin Software Help)

Requests for a copy of the latest publications catalog, publications (order by title and publication number), and general information about the Agency and its programs may be made to the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse:

  • In the United States, call the toll-free number 800-358-9295, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Hearing impaired persons may call 888-586-6340 for the TDD service.
  • Callers from outside of the United States only should use the telephone number (703) 437-2078.
  • Written requests may be sent to: AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 8547, Silver Spring, MD 20907-8547.
  • Electronic requests may be made to:

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AHRQ Research Activities

We invite you to subscribe to Research Activities, AHRQ's free monthly newsletter on the quality, appropriateness, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of health care in the United States. Research Activities describes recent findings from research supported by AHRQ and announces grant opportunities, new publications, AHRQ-sponsored conferences, and other information. To subscribe, contact AHRQ's Clearinghouse via E-mail at or call 800-358-9295; for callers outside of the United States only, the number is (703) 437-2078.

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HSRProj Database

HSRProj provides information about ongoing health services research projects sponsored by leading Federal agencies and private foundations. Users can retrieve records on the projects we currently fund by browsing or searching on the sponsoring agency listings for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Free access to the database is available through the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at:

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HSR Information Central

This health services research portal from the National Information Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology, National Library of Medicine provides links to evidence-based practice, health policy and health care reform resources, HSR data, funding announcements, reports, podcasts, discussion groups, and more at:

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Web Resources

You may access numerous electronic services if you have an Internet connection and browser. The AHRQ Web site ( offers a wealth of electronic documents and data. Please check Frequently Asked Questions and Site Map if you are a new user or not familiar with the holdings or navigational tools available.

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