Communicating with your healthcare provider when you are in hospital - An information sheet for consumers
Effective communication with your healthcare provider is essential to ensuring that the care you receive is safe, of a high-quality, and centred around you.
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You are central to your care and have an important role in ensuring that your care goals, preferences and needs are met.
Effective communication with your healthcare provider has been shown to:
- Prevent harm during your care
- Reduce the possibility of you needing to return to hospital after you’ve been discharged and positively influence your health outcomes.