Patient Safety Information for the Public

  • Patient Safety: The Patient's Perspective

    Patient safety starts with you. The patient, or caregiver of the patient, is as responsible for their own well being as the health professionals that are treating you. This portion of the Patient Safety website provides you with resources of information that will help you understand how to protect yourself in a variety of health care settings.

    Joint Commission Urges Patients to "Speak Up" about Pain - see the Patient Safety Articles and Links category for the full press release and informational brochure


Information about how to become actively involved in your health care
Information about communicating with your health care providers, setting boundaries, and other useful tips
Information about how to help protect yourself or your vulnerable loved ones
Information about home health agencies and information for caregivers
Information about things you can do to prevent this common problem
Safety tips and other general patient safety information