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Tips & Tools to Choose the Safest Medical Care

Tips & Tools to Choose the Safest Medical Care

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Tips & Tools to Choose the Safest Medical Care

  1. 1. Tips & Tools to Choose the Safest Medical Care Janet McNichol
  2. 2. Hospital Doctor Drug How to choose a:
  3. 3. Choose a Hospital •
  4. 4. Aren’t All Hospitals Safe?
  5. 5. Medical error is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S.
  6. 6. HospitalSafetyGrade.org
  7. 7. Choose a Doctor This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC
  8. 8. It takes 17 years for new scientific evidence to be adopted by physicians
  9. 9. Surgeon Scorecard
  10. 10. How much money has your doctor received from drug companies?
  11. 11. Choose a Drug This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY
  12. 12. MedSavvy
  13. 13. Good RX
  14. 14. Tried & True vs Latest Greatest Serious problems don’t become apparent until a drug has been used for years by lots of people.
  15. 15. Ask These 5 Questions Before Getting Any Treatment Do I really need this test, procedure, or medication? What are the risks? Are there simpler, safer options? What happens if I don’t do anything? How much does it cost? Ask These 5 Questions Before Getting Any Treatment Do I really need this test, procedure, or medication? What are the risks? Are there simpler, safer options? What happens if I don’t do anything? How much does it cost?
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