GV Health 10 Tips for Safer Health Care
The 10 tips for Safer Health Care is a booklet that has been designed to assist people to become more actively involved in their own health care. All patients are given an English version of this brochure at GV Health preadmission clinics.
It explains how and why things can go wrong, and how you can work in partnership with your doctors, nurses or other health care professionals to get the best possible care. It provides:
- Tips for improving health care
- An outline of what sort of information you can expect from your health care professional
- Sources of information for finding out more about your condition and how to manage your medicines
- Information about what you can do if you have concerns about your health care.
Improving safety is not just the business of doctors, nurses or other health professionals. No single group can do it on their own. Everyone has a part to play, including patients receiving care. Good health care is best achieved through an active and positive partnership between patients and their health care professionals. Evidence from the Institute of Medicine in the United States also higlights that consumer knowledge and information can reduce the risk of health care incidents.
To link to other multilingual health information please go to www.healthtranslations.vic.gov.au
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