Patient Safety

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"Why is Patient Safety Important?"

“Medical errors are one of the Nation’s leading causes of death and injury.” More people die from medical errors than from car accidents, breast cancer or AIDS.1 So how can you protect yourself from medical errors? read more >>

"A visit with your doctor: Using the time well"

What you say to your doctor plays a big role in helping diagnose and treat your medical problems. And what your doctor says to you influences how you will try to take care of your problems read more >>

"Effectively Communicating with Your Physician"

As a patient, you expect your physician to provide you with the highest level of care possible. However, this can only happen if there is teamwork between you, the patient, and the physician read more >>

"Getting Ready for Outpatient Surgery"

Outpatient surgery means you go to the hospital or a freestanding facility, have an operation, and return home the same day. If you’re a candidate for same-day surgery, you’re not alone read more >>

"How to be a Better Patient"

You and your PCP are a team. Take part in every health care decision and be an active member of your health care team. Here are some helpful tips that will make you a better, more informed patient read more >>