At Dean Health Plan, we’re committed to providing you with information that helps you take an active role in obtaining the safest care possible.
A report by the Institute of Medicine suggests that safe medication practices contribute to improved patient safety and better health. There are several steps you can take today that help to reduce the risk associated with medication errors, including:
- Making sure your health care practitioner knows all of the medicines you are taking, including vitamins and herbs.
- Ensuring you can read the prescription from your provider. If you can’t read it, it is possible that the pharmacist can’t either.
- Asking for written information about possible side effects of the medicines you are taking.
Learn more about how you can help reduce medication errors
Check out online resources available to help you make good decisions about your own health and health care. Quality and patient safety data is available from many organizations, including the Wisconsin Hospital Association and The Leapfrog Group.
Dean Health Plan encourages all hospitals in its network to report their data.