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|For Patients and Families|
The National Patient Safety Foundation provides an array of educational opportunities and resources for patients and families.
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Our Links page connects to many healthcare organizations, including Government agencies.
Learn what action you can take to protect yourself, regarding today's most common Patient Safety Issues.
Patient Safety Dictionary
NPSF has compiled definitions for common and not-so-common terms used in the patient safety field.
The Post-Discharge Tool is a resource printable PDF document for patients to use after their discharge from the hospital to help them avoid readmission.
The Universal Patient Compact is a statement of principles established by the NPSF Patient and Family Advisory Committee. It defines the elements of true and effective partnering between patients and providers. The compact is meant to serve as a framework for integrating patients and families into health care teams.