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    Know your role in safer health care.

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PATIENTS & CONSUMERS

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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Engage your Patients

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News to Think About

White Paper: 4 Things Physicians Should Know About Patient Safety Programs

Posted April 13, 2015.  Physician engagement is a critical success factor for patient safety initiatives. Evidence shows that eng...

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5 Common Preventable Medical Errors

Posted April 1, 2015.  According to a recent story in US World News Health, each year, more than 200,000 people die from preventa...

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New study: Should patients remind health workers to wash their hands?

Posted March 25, 2015.  Most patients are willing to remind health care workers to wash their hands while in the hospital, sugges...

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Opinion: Investing in safety helps patients and families across Colorado

Posted March 17, 2015.  In a recent opinion piece in HealthNewsColorado, Dr. Ted Clarke, Chairman and CEO of COPIC companies...

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National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 8- 14, 2015

Posted March 5, 2015.  The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) is proud to lead hospitals and health care organization...

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Colorado Health Systems Aim to Improve Patient Safety

Posted February 18, 2015.  In the second of a two-part series, Colorado Public Radio looks at what Colorado is doing to improve h...

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A Colorado mom's story of her daughter's hospital death is key to other's safety

Posted February 17, 2015.  Carole Hemmelgarn learned first-hand how the healthcare system failed her family, and ultimately her d...

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Patient Safety Movement Reboots

Posted February 12, 2015.  Despite a national assault on medical errors over the past 15 years, Modern Healthcare reports that&nb...

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Diagnostic Errors Blamed on Need to See More Patients

Posted January 29, 2015.  According to a recent article in Modern Healthcare, the growing constraints on physician time have emer...

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Vice President Biden Calls for Renewed Focus on Patient Safety

Posted January 26, 2015.  Hospitals need to focus more on reducing preventable errors and infections and the government must crea...

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