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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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Transparency as a Path to Improve Patient Safety

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National Patient Safety Foundation releases guidelines on root cause analysis

Posted June 18, 2015.  The National Patient Safety Foundation released guidelines this week, to help health care organizations in...

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Patient Safety in Primary Care: A Qualitative Study

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Team Up for Safer Healthcare - May News

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Many patients unaware of risks with medical scans

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

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