Speak Up™: Planning Your Follow-up Care


Speak Up™: Planning Your Follow-up Care


This brochure provides tips to encourage patients to become more involved in their care. It also gives patients guidance on how to find out about their medical condition, new medicines, and followup care.

The brochure includes the following information:

  • What should you do before leaving the hospital?
  • What if you have trouble understanding the language used in the instructions?
  • You feel overwhelmed by the followup care you need. What can you do?
  • Questions to ask about your condition
  • Questions to ask about your medicines

The brochure is also available in Spanish.


The Joint Commission

Funding Sources:

The Joint Commission


Release Date: 2006
Original Summary: January 2006
Last Updated: 07/06/11

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