Monday, November 28, 2011

Speak Up

Your health and safety is important. While at the doctor's office, remember to ask questions to clarify confusion. To help prevent hospital errors, patients should remember these tips:
  • Medications: always know what medications you're taking and why.
  • Become educated on your diagnosis and treatment; you will most likely feel more confident about what is currently happening.
  • Trusted friends or family members can serve as your advocate, making sure you are getting the correct care.
  • Pay attention to the care and medication you are receiving, and that it is what your doctor talked with you about.
  • If you don't understand anything that is happening or have questions, remember to speak up and talk with your health care team.

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