Monday, September 27, 2010

Key to being an empowered patient: Trust your gut

 
1.5 million Americans die each year due to medication errors, the  Institute of Medicine says.
That's roughly the same number of people who live in Idaho. You don't have to be a statistic. All this week, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen will share tips with viewers for staying safe in medical situations. The first lesson: Trust your gut.
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I've had doctors prescribe things I've already had bad reactions to, and tell me "it'll be fine".  80% of medical malpractice lawsuits are preventable error.  Do your job right, and you won't get sued.

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