Take Charge of Your Hospital Stay to Avoid Medical Mistakes

You should be actively involved in your care. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, taking part in your care is the single most important thing you can do. That means you should tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking and about any adverse reactions or allergies. If your doctor writes you a prescription, make sure you can read it.

If you have a choice regarding your hospital stay, be sure to select a hospital that specializes in the type of procedure that you are scheduled to receive.

If you are given a test, don't assume that no news is good news. If results are not provided, ask for them.

Click HERE to see other tips you can use to help prevent medical errors.

Click HERE to get more tips from Dr. Marie Savard.

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