Medication Safety Week 5 - 11 November 2017

Lets talk medicines

It's Medication Safety Week. The best way to get the most out of your healthcare is to ask questions.

  • What is my medicine called?
  • What is it for?
  • When and how should I take it?

These questions as a starting point, that will lead to a bigger conversation to cover things like side effects, the impact of stopping medicines, taking several medicines and so on.

ACC's resource for consumers has a range of questions to ask about medicines, surgery, treatments and tests.

https://www.acc.co.nz/assets/provider/get-most-out-of-healthcare.pdf