Monday, August 8, 2011

AHRQ Releases Tool to Help Consumers Reduce Medication Errors

To address the high levels of prescription medicine non-compliance, AHRQ and the National Council on Patient Information and Education have released a newly revised guide to help patients learn more about how to take medicines safely. The booklet, Your Medicine: Be Smart. Be Safe., includes a detachable, wallet-sized card that can help patientskeep track of all medicines they are taking, including vitamins and herbal and other dietary supplements.

Available in English and Spanish, the guide includes questions that patients can ask their doctors about their medications.

Source: AHRQ release

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