25 tips to protect against medical errors

RNCentral has compiled a list of 25 tips to help protect yourself from medical errors. My personal favorites are:

  • #2 Ask questions –you need to know what’s going on
  • #4 Don’t forget the details –small details can matter, and your caregiver should be interested
  • #16 More isn’t always better –the context here is surgery, but I would expand the scope of this advice
  • #22 Follow up on your test results –don’t assume no news is good news
  • #25 Ask a family member or friend to be there –I recommend a doctor if possible
April 27, 2008

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  1. I highly recommend reading Dr. Sanjaya Kumar’s new book, Fatal Care: Survive in the US Health System, it highlights several medical errors and offers solutions. The book is very interesting and a good read.

    You can find it at Amazon.com or go to the website http://www.fatalcare.com

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