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Be Involved in Your Health Care

Patients and health care providers are partners in health care. Here are five common sense tips to engage patients in their own health care:

  • Be involved in your health care. Speak up if you have questions or concerns about your care.
  • Tell a member of your health care team about your past illnesses and your current health condition.
  • Bring all of your medicines with you when you go to the hospital or to a medical appointment.
  • Tell a member of your health care team if you have ever had an allergic or bad reaction to any medicine or food.
  • Make sure you know what to do when you go home from the hospital or from your medical appointment.