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New guide helps patients take care of themselves after hospital discharge
Research Activities, December 2010, No. 364
AHRQ has a new guide to help prepare patients to take care of themselves at home after they leave the hospital. The guide, Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital, helps patients by suggesting important questions to be asked before leaving such as:
Whom do I contact if I have a problem?
What is my diagnosis?
What medicines have I been prescribed and when should I take them?
Which foods should I eat and what exercises should I do? Which should I avoid?
When are my next medical appointments, and what should I know about them?
What medicines can I safely take for headaches or other health problems?
Internet Citation: New guide helps patients take care of themselves after hospital discharge: Research Activities, December 2010, No. 364.
December 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsletters/research-activities/dec10/1210RA28.html
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