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20 Tips to Protect Yourself From Medical Errors – Part II

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11. You need to ask your doctor to explain the treatment plan you will use at home.

12. You need to make sure you and your doctor agree on exactly what will be done during an upcoming surgery.

13. You need to ask questions or voice any concerns you have.

14. You need to make sure that your primary care doctor is involved with your case.

15. You need to make sure that all health or professionals involved in your care have important health information – don’t assume they know everything they need to know.

16. You need to have a family member or friend with you if you need help speaking up for you.

17. You need to find out why a test or treatment is being recommended or are you better off without it.

18. You need to ask the results of any tests.

19. You need to learn about your condition and treatment options.

20. You need to be involved and informed in order to protect yourself from medical errors.