Guide for Patients: "Your Role in Safe Medication Use" - Published in English and Spanish by the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors. This brochure provides important information regarding the safe use of medicines and encourages consumers that being actively involved in their health care may lead to a reduction of medication mistakes.
Patient Medication Card - Made available by the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors. This handy tool will allow you to keep track of the medications you are taking. It's a good idea to carry this with you at all times, and be sure to share it with all of the health care providers who treat you.
" Speak Up: Help Prevent Errors in Your Care" - Developed by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, this tool offers practical guidance to consumers related their role in preventing healthcare related errors.
This information is provided by the Betsy Lehman for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction within the Department of Public Health.