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FINDING YOUR WAY IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
TALKING WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
Ask Me 3 - National Patient Safety Foundation
Ask Me 3 is a patient education program designed to improve communication between patients and health care providers, encourage patients to become active members of their health care team, and promote improved health outcomes.
The Medical Library Association developed "Deciphering Medspeak" to help translate common "medspeak" terms into plain language.
Medline Plus Easy to Read
Easy to read materials are usually written at a 5th to 8th grade reading level. The interactive health tutorials are written at a 5th to 6th grade reading level.
Questions Are the Answer
You can improve your care and the care of your loved ones by taking an active role in your health care. Ask questions. Understand your condition. Evaluate your options.
Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital
When you leave the hospital, there are a lot of things you need to do to take care of yourself. You need to see your doctor, take your medicines, exercise, eat healthy foods, and know whom to call with questions or problems. This guide helps you keep track of all the things you need to do.
Talking with Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People.
Learn how to talk with your doctor and make the most of your appointment. Get tips on choosing a doctor.
Understanding Medical Words: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine
This tutorial teaches you about medical words. You'll learn about how to put together parts of medical words. You'll also find quizzes to see what you've learned.
Understanding Prescription Medication Labels
The label on your prescription bottle contains information from your doctor and your pharmacy about using your medication correctly. Use the guide to identify the key sections.