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Setting Health Care Goals with Your Physician

Research suggests that when patients participate in the goal setting process, they are more likely to achieve positive changes in their health status. Health care goals can be long-term or short-term, complex or simple. What are your health goals? Use … Continue reading

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Improving Hospital Discharge Safety With Effective Communication

According to an article in Society of Hospital Medicine, nearly (49%), of patients released from a hospital will experience at least one medical error related to follow-up care. The article suggested that the majority of the errors were related to … Continue reading

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Hospital Success: Get to Know Your Medical Team

One of the most important keys to a successful hospital outcome is your ability to work effectively with your medical team. To receive the best health care possible, you must establish a “partnership” with your physician and other members of … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Hospital Acquired Infections

  The Health Care Encounter “Don’t touch me!” That’s probably what George should have said to his doctor but he didn’t. Most patients don’t. I was in George’s room to assist with the completion of a health care power of … Continue reading

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Personal Medical Journal – Take Charge of Your Health Care

Research suggests that patients who take a more active role in visits with their physician may have a greater sense of control and much better health outcomes. Participation in your own health care can be dramatically increased through the use … Continue reading

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Hospital Discharge – How to Plan For a Safe Discharge

Be aware that all unplanned, rushed or poorly coordinated discharges from hospitals are very dangerous!  A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that one in five Medicare patients are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. … Continue reading

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