6 tips for staying safe in the hospital

Further to my previous post (here), here is the list from Consumer Reports:

  1. Bring a friend or family member
  2. Guard against infection
  3. Watch your drugs
  4. Get moving
  5. Get ready to go home
  6. Check Consumer Reports hospital ratings (for US)

Quote:

The best advice I can give is to be your own advocate,” says Peter Pronovost, M.D., senior vice president for patient safety and quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore. “Question, question, question until things are explained in a way you understand. A health-care system that doesn’t address your concerns is a risky one.” 

6 tips for staying safe in the hospital.

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One thought on “6 tips for staying safe in the hospital

  1. This is one of my pet subjects. Most people have no idea how many deaths and complications come from iatrogenic or nosocomal causes. I propose that a sign be posted at every hospital entrance: “Warning” You are entering the most dangerous place in America.”

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