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Resources for All Patients

Good Questions: Things to Talk About with Your Doctor or Nurse
A worksheet to help you prepare to leave the hospital. Asking some of these questions will help you understand the discharge process and the future of your care.

Hospital Discharge Planning: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers
A Family Caregiver Alliance web page with important information about the discharge process, especially the role of family members and caregivers.

Post-Discharge Tool
A worksheet from the National Patient Safety Foundation to help you plan, organize and manage your care after leaving the hospital.

Medicare Nursing Home Compare
A website, sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, that provides useful information on nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities in your area.

Resources by Health Condition

Diabetes: Speak Up: Diabetes - Five Ways to be Active in Your Care at the Hospital
A brochure from The Joint Commission that offers tips for hospitalized diabetics and important questions to ask before leaving the hospital. Available in English and Spanish.

Dialysis: Speak Up: Dialysis - Five Ways to be Active in Your Care at the Hospital
A brochure from The Joint Commission that offers tips for hospitalized patients on dialysis and important questions to ask before leaving the hospital. Available in English and Spanish.

Heart Failure: Patient/Family Education Pathway for Heart Failure
A worksheet for patients with heart failure outlining important steps from hospital admission through recovery.

Contact Information

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Main Switchboard: 617-667-7000
Find a Doctor: 800-667-3000
Directions by Phone: 617-667-3000
TDD (for deaf and hard of hearing):
800-439-0183

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