Patient Education Tool: AHRQ's "Taking Care of Myself" Brochure
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers a free, downloadable brochure that offers patients tips on how to manage their health after discharge.
The bilingual guide can help hospitals reduce their readmission rates by better preparing patients for self-care and follow-up appointments before they leave the hospital. The guide "Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital/Cómo cuidarme: Guía para cuando salga del hospital" is available as a printed document or fillable PDF that clinicians can complete in the hospital and share with patients before they leave.
The guide is adapted from Project RED, which was funded by AHRQ and developed by Brian Jack, MD, and colleagues at Boston University Medical Center.
Download the English or Spanish version of the "Taking Care of Myself" brochure.
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