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Facilitate widespread, significant improvements in health quality.

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  • Avoid hospital infections
  • Stay independent in a nursing home
  • Take medications more safely and understand them better
  • Get well-planned, coordinated care
Resources for Medicare Beneficiaries (May 2016)
Resources for Medicare Beneficiaries (May 2016)

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What You Can Do to Prevent Falls
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Post Discharge Tool and Tips

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Good Questions for Getting the Right Diagnosis

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Patient/Resident Safety Blog

  • Questions Are The Answer

    Questions Are The Answer

    Questions Are The Answer Help your patients get more involved in their healthcare by asking questions, talking with the healthcare team, and understanding their condition. Research shows that patients who have a good relationship with their healthcare team receive better care and are more satisfied. Patients and families who engage with healthcare providers ask good questions… Read More »
  • Adults Need Vaccinations Too: The Importance of Immunizations for Older Adults

    Adults Need Vaccinations Too: The Importance of Immunizations for Older Adults

    Vaccination is important, because it not only protects the person receiving the vaccine, but also helps prevent the spread of disease, especially to those that are most vulnerable to serious complications such as infants, young children, the elderly, and those with chronic conditions and weakened immune systems. Read More »
  • How to Be More Confident Talking to Your Doctor

    How to Be More Confident Talking to Your Doctor

    The single-most important way you can stay healthy is to be an active member of your own healthcare team. Read More »

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Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention

About one in every 25 patients admitted to a hospital gets an infection.

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Nursing Home Care

There are 1.4 million Americans living in our nation’s 15,600 nursing homes.

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Drug Safety

Medication errors are a leading cause of preventable harm for people aged 65 and over with Medicare.

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Care Coordination

One in five older adults in the U.S. is sent back to the hospital within 30 days of leaving it.

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