A recent study reports that medical errors are now the 3rd leading cause of death in the US behind cancer and heart disease. These statistics may change if the patient, and their family know what to do to be part of the team.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Nothing By Mouth
Health Literacy 101
When I went to see the patient before her surgery she said "Don't get too close, I haven't brushed my teath." I asked her why and she said "Because they said nothing by mouth".