• Speak Up

  • Speak Up TM  encourages the public to:

    S peak up if you have questions or concerns, and if you don't understand, ask again. It's your body and you have a right to know.

    P ay attention to the care you are receiving. Make sure you're getting the right treatments and medications by the right health care professionals. Don't assume anything.

    E ducate yourself about your diagnosis, the medical tests you are undergoing, and your treatment plan.

    A sk a trusted family member or friend to be your advocate.

    K now what medications you take and why you take them. Medication errors are the most common health care errors.

    U se a hospital, clinic, surgery center, or other type of health care organization that has undergone a rigorous on-site evaluation against established state-of-the-art quality and safety standards, such as that provided by Joint Commission.

    P articipate in all decisions about your treatment. You are the center of the health care team.

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