Speak Up Campaign


Speak Up Campaign


In March 2002, the Joint Commission, together with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, launched a national campaign to urge patients to take a role in preventing health care errors by becoming active, involved, and informed participants on their health care team.

The campaign features brochures, posters, and buttons on the following patient safety topics:

  • Help prevent errors in your care
  • Help avoid mistakes in your surgery
  • Information for living organ donors
  • Five things you can do to prevent infection
  • Help avoid mistakes with your medicines
  • What you should know about research studies
  • Planning your followup care
  • Help prevent medical test mistakes
  • Know your rights
  • Understanding your doctors and other caregivers
  • What you should know about pain management


The Joint Commission

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The Joint Commission


Release Date: 2002
Original Summary: December 2008
Last Updated: 03/11/11

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