Patient Safety Tool: AHRQ Pamphlet for Reducing Medication Errors

June 03, 2011 | Print  |

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Council on Patient Information and Education have released a new pamphlet which providers can use to help their patients reduce medication errors and understand how to take medicines safely.

 

"Your Medicines: Be Smart. Be Safe" is a booklet that includes a detachable, wallet-sized card that can be personalized to help patients keep track of all medicines they are taking, including vitamins and herbal and other dietary supplements.

 

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The guide also includes questions that patients can ask their doctors about their medications.

 

Download the AHRQ pamphlet to help your patients reduce medication errors (pdf).

 

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