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Archive for the ‘Medical Error’ Category

5 ways you can prevent medical error from happening to you

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Posted on December 11th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Medical Error

We've said it before and (unfortunately) we'll probably say it again Medical error is still the 3rd leading cause of death in America. That's more than 250,000 people! Advances in measurement are only showing more preventable deaths caused by... Continue Reading »

The Hospital “Slide”

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Posted on October 16th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Medical Error, Senior Orphans, Tips & Resources

A Five Day Story What about you has changed in the last five days? Lost a few pounds? Gone grocery shopping? Enjoyed a weekend activity? Five days doesn’t seem like very long, but in healthcare five days can bring incredible - or terrible -... Continue Reading »

10 Ways to Prevent Medical Errors from Happening to You

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Posted on July 24th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Medical Error, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Leading Cause of Death       You count on doctors and hospitals to protect your heath. But unthinkably, sometimes the opposite happens. Medical error is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., according to a recent study by Johns... Continue Reading »

Medical Errors

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Posted on October 3rd, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Medical Error

Patients and their families or guardians need to be aware of this new study from John Hopkins, which suggests that medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. Patient safety experts at John Hopkins analyzed the... Continue Reading »

To Err Is Human; It Takes A Health System To Really Throw A Wrench In Things

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Posted on July 7th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Medical Error, Something New

This article is the first of a four part series looking at medical error. At NShore Patient Advocates, it is a phenomenal understatement when we say that we are passionate in our pursuit of preventing medical error for our clients.  Preventing... Continue Reading »