Be Our Partner for Safe Health Care
This eight-page illustrated handout educates people about ways to be safe and prevent errors when receiving health care. It discusses how people can be a part of their care, including asking questions to better understand a diagnosis and treatment. It recommends that patients tell their doctor or nurse about their needs, including beliefs, customs, diet, and request for an interpreter. The document explains that people must expect good care, including asking for a second opinion before making a health decision. The document discusses ways people can prevent infection, learn more about their condition and treatment choices, and to discuss medications they are taking with their doctor, including over the counter medicines, vitamins, herbs, teas and home remedies. It includes tips to help people prepare for tests, surgeries, and procedures, and provides contact information to report concerns.
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