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    Know your role in safer health care.

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    Have vital medical information on hand

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    Success stories from the field on patient safety.

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    Checklists for your next doctor visit.

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Questions you should ask your Doctor

CHECKLIST: 5 Steps to Safer Health Care >

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

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