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Patient Safety in the Hospital

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

Why do I need to know about patient safety in the hospital?

Patient safety helps prevent injury, errors, and the spread of germs. You can help create a safe environment in the hospital by working together with healthcare providers.

How can I help control the spread of germs?

How can I help prevent falls?

How can I improve communication with my healthcare providers?

How can I help decrease medication errors?

What should I know about my treatment?

What should I know about hospital equipment?

What should I do before I leave the hospital?

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your healthcare providers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.