Washington Hospital Quality
A service of the Washington State Hospital Association

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Did You Know?

 

Did You Know?

Leading national medical societies have identified hundreds of commonly used tests and procedures that physicians and patients should question before getting done. Learn more about what you can ask at Choosing Wisely 

Did You Know?

Most people (70%) prefer to die in the comfort of their own home, yet 70% die in a hospital or long-term care facility. Learn more about how to make your wishes known at www.theconversationproject.org 

Did You Know?

82% of people believe it is important to put their wishes for care at the end of life in writing, but only 23% have actually done it. To learn more, visit  www.theconversationproject.org

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Patient Tips

 

Patient Tip

Follow the guidance and instructions of your rehabilitation team post-surgery. The more you follow their advice, the faster you will recover.

Patient Tip

For the first few weeks after surgery, it is important to do things that will decrease your swelling and improve your range of motion. Movement is crucial, so do something every day that will make you better.

Patient Tip

Some tests, medications and procedures ordered may not be necessary and even cause harm. Ask your doctor if what they are ordering is necessary or if there are any alternatives.  Learn more about Choosing Wisely.

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