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Ask the Right Questions about Your Medications

For patients who require multiple medications or who are transitioning between treatments, safety can become a concern. You or your loved one may be at risk of fragmented care, adverse drug reactions, and medication errors. To be an active partner in your health, you need the right information to use your medications safely.

CPSI has teamed up with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada, Patients for Patient Safety Canada, the Canadian Pharmacists Association, and the Canadian Society for Hospital Pharmacists to create a list of top questions to help patients and their caregivers have a conversation about medications with their healthcare provider.

Use these five questions when you're:

  • Attending a doctor's appointment (e.g., family physician or specialist, dentist, optometrist)
  • Interacting with a community pharmacist
  • Leaving the hospital to go home
  • Visited by home care services

Are you a provider? Please share this valuable resource with your patients!

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For more information, contact medrec@ismp-canada.org.