Ask Me 3: Good Questions for Your Good Health

August 2017
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI),
National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)

This educational program encourages patients and families to ask three specific questions of their health care providers to better understand their health conditions and what they need to do to stay healthy.

  • What is my main problem?
  • What do I need to do?
  • Why is it important for me to do this?

Designed by health literacy experts, Ask Me 3 is intended to help patients become more active members of their health care team, and provide a critical platform to improve communications between patients, families and health care professionals.