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Medication errors are a leading cause of preventable harm for people aged 65 and over with Medicare. They often take many prescription medications and see several types of doctors. This increases their risk of drug interactions and complications.

atom Alliance is working with healthcare workers, communities and patients to improve medication safety and prevent errors.

That’s what we’re doing. Here’s what you can do

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Look through the Resource tabs below for information on how to reduce the use of antipsychotics, keep track of medications, use antibiotics the right way and more. You can also search our online library.

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Have you filled out a personal health record? Made a living will? Talked about all of your medications with your doctor? These are all tools that have been used by others to improve their use of medications.

Use the tabs to the right to search for specific tools and resources related to this page.

You can also search our comprehensive library of online resources, where you can sort by atom Alliance state, initiative, patient or provider focus or simply type in a keyword for quick access to the tools and resources you need.

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Quality Care Finder
Find and compare doctors, plans, hospitals, suppliers and other providers.
What You Can Do To Prevent Falls
Learn what changes to make to lower your chances of falling.
Safety As You Go from Hospital to Home
Get tips on how to be safe at home after hospital discharge.
National Transitions of Care Coalition
Offers resources for consumers and family caregivers
The Care Transitions Program: Tools for Patients and Caregivers
With funding from the John A. Hartford and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations, the program designed tools to support patients as they make the transition from hospital to home.
Medline Plus: Interactive Health Tutorials
Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions. Also learn about surgeries, prevention and wellness.
Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital
Provides information patients need to help them care for themselves when they leave the hospital
AARP: Caregiving Resource Center
Information, tools and tips for caregivers
Caring Connections
Provides people with information and support when they are planning ahead, caring for a loved one, living with an illness or grieving a loss
http://www.patientslikeme.com/ (FREE)
Patients Like Me is a website for sharing, support and research. Learn from others, connect with people like you and track your health.
www.consumermedsafety.org
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Virus or Bacteria—What's Making You Sick?

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Checklist for Getting the Right Diagnosis
Checklist for Getting the Right Diagnosis

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Your Discharge Planning Checklist
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Taking Care of Myself Guide
Taking Care of Myself Guide

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20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors
20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors

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Talking with Your Healthcare Provider
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Personal Health Records Help Keep Your Medical Information Handy
Personal Health Records Help Keep Your Medical Information Handy

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