The Top tips for safe health care is designed to help consumers, their families, carers and other support people get the most out of their health care.
You can use the information in the booklet when you talk to your doctor and other healthcare providers, including nurses, pharmacists, specialists, allied health and mental health workers.
Tip 1 – Ask questions
Tip 2 – Find good quality and reliable health information
Tip 3 – Understand the risks and benefits of medical tests, treatments and procedures
Tip 4 – Keep a list of all the medicines you are taking
Tip 5 – Confirm what will happen before your operation or other procedure
Tip 6 – Ask about your care when you leave hospital
Tip 7 – Know your rights
Tip 8 – Understand privacy and to accessing your medical record
Tip 9 – Your feedback helps improve healthcare safety and quality
Additional resources for healthcare providers
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