Five Steps to Safer Health Care: Patient Fact Sheet

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Five Steps to Safer Health Care: Patient Fact Sheet

Description

This fact sheet provides steps patients can follow to get safer health care.

Steps include:

  • Ask questions if you have doubts or concerns
  • Keep and bring a list of all the medicines you take
  • Get the results of any test or procedure
  • Talk to your doctor about which hospital is best for your health needs
  • Make sure you understand what will happen if you need surgery

Developer:

American Hospital Association; American Medical Association; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2004
Original Summary: January 2009
Last Updated: 10/09/13

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