Your Role in Quality

As a patient, you play a leading role in ensuring the safety and quality of the care you receive during your stay at The University of Kansas Hospital. By understanding your rights and responsibilities, you can proactively improve your experience with us.

Our physicians, nurses and staff are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our patients. Request your appointment online or call us at 913-588-1227, or toll free at 800-332-6048.

Hospital Comparison Worksheet

Our hospital comparison worksheet can help you make your decision on your healthcare provider. Use it to collect and compare the top quality indicators for hospitals.

Take charge of your health

With a few simple steps, you can take control of your healthcare. Keep these tips in mind during your stay at The University of Kansas Hospital.

  • Bring a list of your current medications and dosages.
  • Note any allergies you have to medications, such as penicillin, or foods, such as peanuts.
  • Don't hesitate to ask your doctor or nurse to explain something you don't understand, such as a diagnosis, treatment or medical term.
  • Clean hands save lives. Don't hesitate to ask anyone, doctor, nurse or staff member, to wash his or her hands before working with you.
  • You may also request any staff member to wear gloves.
  • Falls may cause serious injury. Some procedures, medications or a combination of both may make you weak and/or dizzy. Ask for help when getting out of bed. We’ll respond quickly when you push the call button.
  • Before taking any medication, make sure it's the proper medication and dose prescribed by your hospital physician.
  • Call our Rapid Response Team if you or a family member are concerned about your condition at any time during your stay. The number is 913-588-5656. You can call if you feel:
    • You need immediate attention
    • Your condition is worsening
    • Your concerns are not being adequately addressed

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Wherever you see the Measuring Up logo, you will find the most up-to-date scores available for mortality and patient experience.

We invite you to view our results and use our worksheet to compare the top quality indicators yourselves. Check out our continuing efforts to improve patient satisfaction, save more lives and see how we are measuring up.

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