The National Transitions of Care Coalition
This website provides information to help patients and their caregivers better understand issues associated with transitioning from one health care setting to another and tools to help consumers as they navigate transitions.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
This website includes questions to ask your doctor, questions to ask before, during, and after your appointment, and videos from patients and clinicians about the importance of good communication.
National Institutes of Health
This website includes information about talking with your doctor, planning a doctor visit, a toolkit for older patients, and communication in cancer care.
National Institute on Aging
This website offers a free printable called “A Guide for Older People: Talking with Your Doctor”
Whether you were admitted to the hospital because of an illness or injury, or have planned a hospital stay for surgery or testing, being in any hospital can be an overwhelming experience for you and your family. But no matter your level of anxiety or concern, there are a number of things you can do to participate in your care and to help achieve the health care outcomes you desire.