Hospitals Can Offer AHRQ’s Free “Taking Care of Myself Brochure to Patients Being Discharged

March 8, 2012    |   By: Calevir

In support of Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 4-10), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers a bilingual guide that can help hospitals reduce their readmission rates by better preparing patients for self-care and follow-up appointments before they leave the hospital. The guide-Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital/Cómo cuidarme: Guía para cuando salga del hospital-is available as a printed document or fillable PDF that clinicians can complete in the hospital and share with patients before they leave. The guide is adapted from Project RED (Re-Engineered Discharge), which was funded by AHRQ and developed by Brian Jack, M.D., and colleagues at Boston University Medical Center. For a copy of the guide in English, go to:  http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/goinghomeguide.htm  or in Spanish, visit:  http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/goinghomesp.htm

To order print copies, email your request to  [email protected]  or call  800-358-9295.

For the brochure in English, please reference AHRQ No. 10-0059 with your request, or for the brochure in Spanish, please reference AHRQ Pub. No. 10-0059-C.

 

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