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Defending Yourself Against Medical Errors

Did you know that the third most common cause of death in the U.S. is medical errors? That’s what research published in the British Medical Journal  yesterday says. The study authors estimate at least 251,000 deaths a year from medical errors. That’s … Continue reading

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Going Home from the Hospital? First Talk About Your Drugs

When you’re in the hospital and you hear you’ve been OK’d for discharge home, the last thing you’d  want to do is to start asking questions. The natural urge to is grab your suitcase and head for the closest exit. … Continue reading

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Preventing Communication Failures

Assume nothing. Honestly. That can be challenging when you’re a patient or a family member, and you just want to trust the system to get you the care you or your loved one needs. But, unfortunately, you have to treat … Continue reading

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