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Patient Safety Authority
333 Market Street
Lobby Level
Harrisburg, PA 17120


Phone: 717-346-0469
Fax: 717-346-1090


 
 
Consumer Tips For You to Participate in Your Healthcare
Consumer Tips Guide for Patients and Their Families  
What Patients and Consumers Can Do to Prevent Medical Errors   
 

Click here to see all Consumer Tips in English

¡Nuevo! Haga clic aquí para obtener consejos en Español

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has made available for print the "Consumer Tips Guide for Patients and Their Families." This guide contains all of the Authority's consumer tips by topic. Facilities are encouraged to make the guides available to patients and their families so they can have the tips contained in one packet.

The Authority encourages patients and their families to participate in their healthcare to help prevent medical errors. The Authority publishes consumer tips based upon real life events happening in Pennsylvania’s healthcare facilities. These tips include but are not limited to how to prevent: wrong-site surgery, medication errors, falls, flu, pneumonia, c. difficile and other infections. Please review the consumer tips and other information available on this site for you to participate more in your healthcare.

 

Read These Consumer Tips
Distractions in the healthcare setting: what you should know 
Know How to Choose the Best Facility for Your Healthcare Needs 
What you should know about taking your own medications while in the hospital 
What you can do to prevent wrong-site surgery 
Distractions in the healthcare setting: what you should know  Know How to Choose the Best Facility for Your Healthcare Needs  What your should know about taking your own medications while in the hospital  What you can do to prevent wrong-site surgery 

 

More Tips in a Brochure
Particpate in Your Healthcare By Asking Questions 
Participate in Your Healthcare by Asking Questions  

Click here to see all Consumer Brochures

Links to More Consumer Information

Pennsylvania has other state agencies for you to further participate in your healthcare. The more informed you are as a patient, the more you can protect yourself from medical errors. 

Click here for more information.


 
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