Best-Selling Book Encourages Consumers To Get Involved in Ensuring Safe Medical Care
MedSun: Newsletter #7, September 2006

A new book developed by Joint Commission Resources (JRC), You: The Smart Patient: An
Insider’s Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment, is being recommended by Partnership for
Patient Safety, a patient-centered initiative, as an important tool for encouraging consumers to take an active role as partners in ensuring safe health care.

An affiliate of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, JRC works to
advance the reliability of health care systems worldwide. The group also supported the establishment of Consumers Advancing Patient Safety and the Patients for Patient Safety work strand of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Alliance for Patient Safety.

The book, which was written by best-selling physicians-authors Michael F. Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., has been on the New York Times best sellers paperback list for several months. Profits from book sales go to the WHO World Alliance.

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